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jfeyen Super Contributor.
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Which directory server address to choose on AFP

Hi,

When I install a new OES server in my tree and install Novell AFP then DEFAULT the "directory server address" is pointing to the ip of the "existing eDir server with replica"
which you specify in the beginning of the oes installation. This is the ip of our master server which has all edir partitions.

I saw when the connection is cut between the master server and the local server. The users are not able to login via AFP.

Isn't it better to select "its own" as directory server for AFP?
If I select its own. Is it true that only users which are present on that local server (with its own small partition of that site) can login via AFP?

Directory server = master ip (all partitions) = all users of the whole tree can login
Directory server = local server ip (small partition which contains only users of that site) = only users of that site can login

Am I correct ?

Kr,

Joeri
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Re: Which directory server address to choose on AFP

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gathagan Honored Contributor.
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Re: Which directory server address to choose on AFP

Can you supply more detail with regard to your networks setup?
Is the master server at a different location than the local server?
Are the users at that site only accessing files on the local server or are they access files on other servers?
If they access other servers, are those servers at the local site or a different location?
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jfeyen Super Contributor.
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Re: Which directory server address to choose on AFP

gathagan;2437619 wrote:
Can you supply more detail with regard to your networks setup?
Is the master server at a different location than the local server?
Are the users at that site only accessing files on the local server or are they access files on other servers?
If they access other servers, are those servers at the local site or a different location?

-Can you supply more detail with regard to your networks setup? On master server in Belgium, and i am installing a new local server in Moscow.
-Is the master server at a different location than the local server? Yes
-Are the users at that site only accessing files on the local server or are they access files on other servers? People which are in Belgium and Moscow access the files with AFP.


I found out that when installing AFP , you have to select the local server and not the master ip.
When you do this , when the connection is cut between the master and the server.
The local users still can login , that is what i wanted to have.

Kr,

Joeri
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gathagan Honored Contributor.
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Re: Which directory server address to choose on AFP

Correct.
Any service that needs to survive a disconnection needs to be installed on the local server.
That would include a read/write copy of any applicable eDirectory partition.


jfeyen;2437652 wrote:
-Can you supply more detail with regard to your networks setup? On master server in Belgium, and i am installing a new local server in Moscow.
-Is the master server at a different location than the local server? Yes
-Are the users at that site only accessing files on the local server or are they access files on other servers? People which are in Belgium and Moscow access the files with AFP.


I found out that when installing AFP , you have to select the local server and not the master ip.
When you do this , when the connection is cut between the master and the server.
The local users still can login , that is what i wanted to have.

Kr,

Joeri
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