Coda File System

Re: what a realm is exactly?

From: Jan Harkes <>
Date: Thu, 28 Oct 2004 17:29:40 -0400
On Wed, Oct 27, 2004 at 04:53:19PM +0200, lis Tams wrote:
> Hi all! I'm quite new to coda. I messed up with the documentation,
> everywhere referenced the word: "realm". Can someone exactly tell me,
> what a realm really is? (the realm has a name, with a coda cell can be
> referenced?)

I guess the best description is that a realm is an administrative
domain, similar to an AFS cell, or a Kerberos realm, but for a group of
Coda file servers which share the same volume/user/group databases.

> also I got an error message while tried to install a coda server on my
> debian machine, and try clog:
> Unable to resolve addresses for Coda auth2 servers in realm ''

You didn't specify the realm on the clog command line (clog @realm, or
even clog user_at_realm) so it tried to get a default name out of the
/etc/coda/venus.conf file. However that isn't set, I think I set the
debconf priority too low for most people to actually ever see the
question. try 'dpkg-reconfigure coda-client'

> 17:17:39 No file vicetab file db/vicetab found.
> Assertion failed: 0, file "partition.c", line 89
> While my db/vicetab exists and contains:
> nagytestver   /mnt/shared   ftree   width=32,depth=4

Hmm, that is strange. Could you try 'strace -e chdir,open codasrv', the
server should at some point 'chdir("/vice")' and then try to
'open("db/vicetab", O_RDONLY)'. I'm curious what kind of error it got on
either of those.

Received on 2004-10-28 17:31:03