Coda File System

Re: newbie question

From: Lucas <>
Date: Thu, 13 Nov 2003 17:13:07 -0300 (ART)
Hello Ivan,
Yes, it's fine for me if you reply to the list. Sharing knowledge is good!
In my short experience, I think that my problem it's with the Coda realms.
The server is up. The client also is up. I've created some volumes in the
SCM, but the problem is trying to mount those volumes in the client.
I read in a Coda list, that with version 6 or higher (I have 6.0.3) you
cannot create and mount new volumes in the old way.
In my venus.conf I have configured the realm in the same way that in the
/etc/hosts file, I mean, I can ping the server that I'm putting as a
So when I'm do an:

# cfs mkm /coda/newfolder existent_volume

I got this: /coda: File exists
And this is displayed on the console: coda_prioctl: Venus returns: -17 for

But something happens in the directory, cause if I do an ls -a of
/coda/myrealm, I see the hard link, but in red, like when the symbolic
link is broken.

I started to feeling frustrated! :-(

 Hello Lucas,
> hope it is ok with you that I am responding to the list instead.
>> I have two volumes created on the server (rootvolume included) but this
>> is
>> not reflected on the client. I mean, venus mount /coda in the client but
>> it's always empty.
> What is the name of your Coda realm?
> Basically you can use one (any one but still consequently the same) of
> your Coda servers fully qualified host name as a realm name.
> In any case you have to teach in some way
> [all-clients-in-the-world-including-] your-own-clients
> to locate the resources of the realm.
> It is a very basic thing, for any distributed system to be able to work.
> In the best case the means is valid DNS SRV records, or almost as good
> usual address records. That is, either working dns lookup for
> the realm name, pointing to its Coda file server(s), or presence of the
> realm name in the clients' /etc/hosts, with the same information.
>> As you said, I tried the clog command but I got an error that is pasted
>> below.
>> clog in the client:
>> ------------------
>> Unable to resolve addresses for Coda auth2 servers in realm
>> ''
>> Invalid login (RPC2_FAIL (F)).
> It looks like clog program either guessed wrong what do you mean
> (did you really mean "" as the realm name? I hope
> yes), or was unable to find the authentication servers for that realm,
> very probably because of missing DNS (and /etc/hosts) information.
> If your realm is not "", then did you try to run it
> with the explicit Coda user name and realm name like
> foouser_at_bar.rea.lm ?
> clog can have hard time guessing the right thing - there are already many
> Coda realms in the world, and you might wish to authenticate yourself to
> any - or even many - of them (say to "") with some
> username that is allowed at that realm (say "lucas_guest").
> You do not have a Coda account there yet - but how can your clog know? :)
> About ls results - do you try to do just
> ls /coda   ?
> then that would not show you anything,
> unless you state what you mean by
> ls /coda/your.rea.lm
>  like
> ls /coda/         (just as a fictitious example)
> as Venus (which serves the ls directory listing request)
>  - does not know which realm(s) you are interested in
>  - has no way to figure out the names of *all* existing realms in the
>    world
>  - even if it could, you don't want it to! :)
> Hope it helps,
> regards,
> --
> Ivan
Received on 2003-11-13 15:23:57