Re: AFS: Passwords aren't consistent with root.
It isn't using the local root password. It is using a root password for Kerberos.
Totally different thing.
Make sure you are using the correct password program. I've seen difficulties where
the Kerberos password program was installed and named "passwd". This has
been known to cause confusion. (The linux passwd program doesn't have "-admin"
as an option.)
It has been a while, but I think the "root" AFS password is the admin password.
Also - you can/will get an AFS authorization failed message if the login needs
AFS access, but didn't get it during login - try running aklog manually and see
Normally, root (the Linux one) doesn't/shoudn't get AFS credentials. It can, but you
would have to use kinit to get a Kerberos TGT (a user credential), then use aklog to
get user level AFS access.
Using su to the local root can pass user credentials to root (depending on the
Kerberos implementation used), but doesn't have to.
Last edited by jpollard; 2nd August 2010 at 03:15 PM.