Configuring the AFS Service

The OpenAFS plug-in allows you to start or stop the AFS client service, determine the installed version, and invoke the AFS Control Panel. This is provided via the AFS configuration panel in the NetIDMgr configuration dialog, as seen below:

Depending on the status of the service, either the Stop service or the Start service buttons will be enabled. If the service is in a state where it will not accept these control requests, then both buttons will be disabled.

The Version field and the Company fields are populated based on the resources found in the afsd_service.exe binary. This is the main binary that provides the AFS client service. Unless the build of OpenAFS that you have installed is a private build, the version should correspond to the release of OpenAFS that is installed on your machine.

Clicking the Open AFS Control Panel... will open the AFS configuration utility.