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NFS version 4

Support for NFS version 4 has now been enabled on the main NetApp filer “elmer”. The change is upwards compatible in the sense that the older protocol remains available as well. However client systems which support multiple versions will normally … Continue reading

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Purge of legacy automount information

It is believed that the last systems using the old “indirect” autofs LDAP tables have been shut down or moved to use “direct” filer mounts, so the information is no longer included in the LDAP data. If anyone observes failure … Continue reading

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slogin-serv move to NFS sec=krb5

Any users of the “slogin-serv” service should be aware that changes are to be made which may require them to run “kinit” to access their home directory.

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Migrating the filer to a new IP address – second stage

On 22nd February I wrote about the start of a campaign to the migrate the NetApp filer “elmer” to a new IP address. There have been a few hiccups, but by and large the migration has gone smoothly. The vast … Continue reading

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Migrating the filer to a new IP address

We will shortly be making a change to the DNS to change the default IP address that is used to access the main filer, elmer. The motivation for the change is to deal with some security issues that are currently … Continue reading

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Brief problem affecting certain home directories

There was a period of about 20 minutes starting at about 09:30 this morning when certain users (those on “homes-1″) may have had problems accessing their home directories. This was traced to a “garbage-in garbage-out” problem in the script that … Continue reading

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