CellServDB - AFS cells and database servers
The file CellServDB lists AFS cells known to the local AFS
Each entry describes the name of an AFS cell and specifies
for that cell.
Here is an example of the format of an entry in the file:
>cellname # Freetext comment describing the
CellServDB is read when CellServDB is started, normally when
The text after the # is not a comment, it's the hostname of
and it's used to lookup the address. The address is only
the hostname is not found in DNS.
Entries in the file are searched and expanded by many programs.
In most cases it is better to distribute the information in
with the AFSDB DNS resource records. This avoids having out
of date information
When using AFSDB DNS resource records, entries entries
should still be
listed, but without any hosts. This is needed for dynroot to
fs(1), AliasDB(5), DynRootDB(5), ThisCell(5), afsd.conf(5),
The Arla Project April 19, 2000
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