Package Space Applications – openafs


OpenAFS is the open source release of the Andrew File System (AFS). It is a global, distributed file system used around the world and is available for a wide range of operating systems including AIX, Linux, MacIntosh, Microsoft Windows, and Solaris.

OpenAFS allows sharing of disk space among hosts by letting all AFS participants share one logical file space. The root level directory is /afs, with Internet domains, known as cells, descending from there. UNC’s openafs cell is named


You can access the openafs package in one of two ways: locally or out of AFS Space.

Running locally

Follow these steps to load the openafs package on a local machine:

1. Go to the openafs Package Space Local Downloads page.

2. Click on the name of the openafs version you wish to download.

3. Follow the installation instructions on the download page.

Running out of AFS Space

Make sure you are subscribed to the openafs package:

%  ipm  add  openafs

Then invoke openafs package binaries as follows:

%  [binary]  [options]

Files live in /afs/isis/pkg/openafs.


The locally available client downloads have been tailored to run in the UNC environment. Alternatively, openafs clients can be downloaded directly from

The latest version available for local installations is openafs 1.6.5 Vendor release date: August 12, 2013.

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