Coda File System

Re: /coda has realm as symlink

From: Jerry Amundson <>
Date: Mon, 17 Oct 2005 21:59:00 -0500
On Mon October 17 2005 21:51, Jerry Amundson wrote:
> On Mon October 17 2005 10:52, Jan Harkes wrote:
> > > On Sat October 15 2005 21:16, Jerry Amundson wrote:
> > > Better now...
> > > took server names out of "localhost" line in /etc/hosts - previously I
> > > just added ipaddress setting in server.conf but this prevents
> > > vice-setup from
> >
> > That was your problem. The name of the local server resolved to
> > This is not a globally accessible name, so when some client
> > was asking where a volume was located, the server would respond, you can
> > find the volume at and Which would only work for
> > clients on the same machine, and other clients wouldn't be able to talk
> > to both replicas. When a client only talks to one replica, things seem
> > to work for a while, until the resolution log fills up and everything
> > dies. By ignoring/flagging as an illegal address we catch
> > these problems much earlier.
> OK. I thought the whole point was that the client wouldn't *need* to talk
> to one server, or any for that matter. Hence, "disconnected operation".
> Having "everything die" is not what I'm looking for here...
> I've re-initialized everything and put /etc/hosts the way it was (the
> server as localhost). As expected, startserver fails, killing vice-setup.
> That's fine, I run createvol_rep successfully creating the "docs" volume.
> But ...
> [root_at_aspen vice]# getvolinfo docs aspen
> RPC2 connection to docs:2432 failed with RPC2_NOBINDING (F).
> I just added it - why does this at this point? Maybe because in DNS, I have
> SRV records for *both* coda servers, but only one of them is up?
> Ugh. Sorry for the rambling. I just don't see why the "ipaddress" setting
> is described in server.conf, as I get the impression Coda servers just
> won't work with the server as in /etc/hosts? Yes, perhaps RedHat
> is brain-damaged for defaulting it that way, but it's what I have to work
> with...

Of course, 10 seconds after I hit send, I notice I reversed the params of 
getvolinfo! Please ignore the RPC2 and DNS rubbish...

Received on 2005-10-17 23:04:01