Release Notes

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About These Release Notes

This section describes the purpose, organization, and conventions used in this document.

Audience and Purpose

This document describes new features, limitations and requirements of the AFS(R) 3.6 General Availability (GA) release. It assumes that the reader is familiar with administration of AFS 3.5 and of the supported operating systems.

Organization of the Document

This document has the following sections:

Related Documents

The following documents are also included in the AFS documentation set.

IBM AFS Administration Guide

This guide describes the concepts and procedures that a system administrator must know to manage an AFS cell. It assumes familiarity with UNIX, but requires no previous knowledge of AFS.

The first chapters of the IBM AFS Administration Guide present basic concepts and guidelines. Understanding them is crucial to successful administration of an AFS cell. The remaining chapters in the guide provide step-by-step instructions for specific administrative tasks, along with discussions of the concepts important to that particular task.

IBM AFS Administration Reference

This reference manual details the syntax and effect of each AFS command. It is intended for the experienced AFS administrator, programmer, or user.

The IBM AFS Administration Reference lists AFS files and commands in alphabetical order. The reference page for each command specifies its syntax, including the acceptable aliases and abbreviations. It then describes the command's function, arguments, and output if any. Examples and a list of related commands are provided, as are warnings where appropriate.

This manual complements the IBM AFS Administration Guide: it does not include procedural information, but describes commands in more detail than the IBM AFS Administration Guide.

IBM AFS Quick Beginnings

This guide provides instructions for installing AFS server and client machines. It is assumed that the installer is an experienced UNIX (R) system administrator.

For predictable performance, machines must be installed and configured in accordance with the instructions in this guide.

IBM AFS User Guide

This guide presents the basic concepts and procedures necessary for using AFS effectively. It assumes that the reader has some experience with UNIX, but does not require familiarity with networking or AFS.

The guide explains how to perform basic functions, including authenticating, changing a password, protecting AFS data, creating groups, and troubleshooting. It provides illustrative examples for each function and describes some of the differences between the UNIX file system and AFS.

Typographical Conventions

This document uses the following typographical conventions:

In addition, the following symbols appear in command syntax definitions, both in the documentation and in AFS online help statements. When issuing a command, do not type these symbols.

For further information on the syntax and input rules for AFS commands, see the appendix to the IBM AFS Administration Guide or the afs_intro reference page in the IBM AFS Administration Reference.

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