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CELLSERVDB(5)             OpenBSD Programmer's Manual            CELLSERVDB(5)

NAME
     CellServDB - AFS cells and database servers

DESCRIPTION
     The file CellServDB lists AFS cells known to the local AFS cache manager.
     Each entry describes the name of an AFS cell and specifies the servers
     for that cell.

     Here is an example of the format of an entry in the file:

     >cellname               # Freetext comment describing the cell
     ip-address              #first.server.for.cell
     ip-address              #second.server.for.cell
     ip-address              #third.server.for.cell

     CellServDB is read when CellServDB is started, normally when the system
     boots.

     The text after the # is not a comment, it's the hostname of the db-serv-
     er, and it's used to lookup the address. The address is only used when
     the hostname is not found in DNS.

     Entries in the file are searched and expanded by many programs.

     In most cases it is better to distribute the information in CellServDB
     with the AFSDB DNS resource records. This avoids having out of date in-
     formation in CellServDB.

     When using AFSDB DNS resource records, entries entries should still be
     listed, but without any hosts. This is needed for dynroot to work.

FILES
     /etc/afs/CellServDB

SEE ALSO
     fs(1), AliasDB(5), DynRootDB(5), ThisCell(5), afsd.conf(5), afsd(8)

 The Arla Project               April 19, 2000                               1