A few weeks back I connected my Mac to campus AFS using Appletalk
(because it was so easy). I knew it would break when this change took
effect and that I should use OpenAFS. But the comments on configuring
OpenAFS on Mac was that it was "complex and hairy".
Does anyone have notes on how to configure OpenAFS with OS X? Or is
there a better method of getting at campus AFS from a Mac?
(I suppose we could use Microsoft networking, but we block that at our
department firewall and I have no desire to ever change that)
If nobody has done this, I'll give it a try in the next few days and
Begin forwarded message:
> From: Doug Nelson <[log in to unmask]>
> Date: May 10, 2005 9:58:10 AM EDT
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Reminder: IPX and Appletalk Routing Change: Wed May 11, 2005
> Reply-To: Doug Nelson <[log in to unmask]>
> Reminder: IPX and Appletalk backbone routing will be terminated
> A copy of the original announcement, dated April 1, is attached.
> To all interested parties:
> ***** IPX and Appletalk Routing to be Terminated: May 11, 2005 *****
> Note: A copy of this message may be found at:
> As of Wednesday, May 11, 2005, the campus backbone network will be
> reconfigured to no longer handle Novell IPX or Appletalk routing.
> After that time, only IP routing will be carried across the campus
> This change is necessary as we move forward to new network
> Several of the motivating factors for this change include:
> * The increased use of and need for firewalls.
> * The anticipated rollout of network intrusion detection and
> prevention devices.
> * Backbone network upgrade from 1 Gbps (1 Gigabit = 1 billion bits
> per second) to 10 Gbps (10 billion bits per second).
> Each of these technologies work with IP networking only, and do not
> have provisions to accomodate native Novell IPX or Appletalk routing.
> Note: IPX and Appletalk routing will continue to work as it does
> within a campus building. No immediate changes are anticipated which
> would affect internal IPX or Appletalk operations.
> IP networking has long been a standard, both for the Internet at large,
> and for the MSU campus network. The routing of other protocols, such
> as Novell IPX and Appletalk, date back to the earliest days of the
> campus-wide Ethernet network system, over 15 years ago. At that time,
> MSU adopted a multi-protocol model for the campus backbone network.
> Since then, IP networking has become the predominant and virtually
> exclusive networking protocol.
> The changes to eliminate IPX and Appletalk routing on the backbone may
> impact a number of users and services. We believe, though, that all
> such services can be made available across the IP backbone, with
> appropriate configuration or software changes. Both Novell and Apple
> have added features to their operating systems to allow carrying their
> traffic across an IP backbone, and these features have been available
> for a number of years.
> For further assistance
> If you have any concerns about this network change, please let me know.
> If you need assistance with making the necessary changes, please
> your departmental IT staff. IT staff may wish to make queries on the
> MSUNAG mailing list (http://network.msu.edu/public/msunag.html) for
> additional assistance.
> Doug Nelson, Network Manager | [log in to unmask]
> Academic Computing and Network Services | Ph: (517) 353-2980
> Michigan State University | http://www.msu.edu/~nelson/