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    Tuning the AFS client for Macintosh

    Details

    Below are optional configuration and tuning steps for the OpenAFS Macintosh client.

    Tuning the AFS Client

    OpenAFS Client for Macintosh

    Details

    An AFS client is required for Macintosh systems to directly access the Dartmouth Research Data Storage system (RStor).  To obtain an account and storage allocation on RStor, see Accounts for Researchers (open to anyone at Dartmouth)

    Understanding Access Control in AFS

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    In AFS, access control is applied at the directory level. The same permissions apply to all the files that directory contains. The Access Control List (ACL) is a list of users and/or groups, with the permissions that apply to each. The ACL for any directory may be displayed with the fs listacl command line tool on all AFS clients, and may also be displayed by the Explorer shell AFS plugin on Windows (right-click menu).

    Example fs listacl output:

    OpenAFS Client for Windows

    Step-by-Step

    The OpenAFS client for Windows works on all versions of Windows from XP through Windows 8.x. On this page we provide a download link and instructions for the most recent version that Research Computing has tested. openafs.org/windows.html has the official documentation and possibly newer versions of the software.

    • Installing the client
    • Basic usage
    • Uninstalling the client

    Installing the OpenAFS Client for Windows

    Access DartFS from Windows

    Step-by-Step

    Accessing Your DartFS Private Home Directory Space (named as your Dartmouth NetID)

    1. Click the Start or Windows menu icon (bottom left corner of the desktop).
    2. In the search text field, type Run. In Windows 10, just start typing run if the search field is missing.
    3. Select and click the Run application found towards the top of the menu.
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