How do I check to see if I have AFS tokens?
Description:   On both UNIX and Windows, you can type the command tokens at a command prompt to check for the existence and/or expiration date of AFS tokens. From a Windows machine, you can also open the AFS Authentication application either from the padlock icon in your system tray (beside the clock), or from the AFS […]
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How can I tell if a file is in AFS?
Description:   If you are unfamiliar with AFS, please see Introduction to AFS. From the Windows AFS client: Right-click on the folder. If the menu it brings up has an AFS entry, the file is in AFS. Non-AFS folders will not have this entry. From UNIX: Run one of these commands to check (replace path with […]
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Isis Package Manager (IPM)
Description: Description ipm is a software package manager that allows a user to access Unix applications that are available in Shared Dataspace. It works by manipulating the user’s login environment, the only requirement being that the user be running an ipm supported shell ( ksh, bash, csh, or tcsh ). For each software package added, ipm […]
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Why am I unable to use SSH or Fetch to access within Mac OS 10?
Description: Introduction This article is intended for people who have previously connected to using SSH or some other SFTP client, and are now receiving errors when attempting to connect via those same methods. SSH and SFTP (the protocol used by Fetch) on the Mac OS utilize a StrictHostKeyChecking option by default. Any time a secure […]
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How do I change permissions in my AFS space?
Description:   Information on changing permissions and managing access control lists in AFS is available in Introduction to AFS.
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How do I get AFS space
Description:   Individuals are eligible to receive AFS space when they request an Onyen. Select “Subscribe to Services” on the Onyen page, log in, and request AFS file space. To request AFS space for a group (departments, courses, etc.) go to Obtaining group web space.
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How do I get an AFS token?
Description:   This article assumes the user has the AFS client (OpenAFS) installed. Instructions for installing the client can be found at You automatically get a token when you enter your Onyen and password at a UNIX or Windows login screen. Tokens expire after 25 hours. You can get a new token (another 25 hours) […]
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How can I tell who are members of an AFS group?
Description:   To get a list of the users’ Onyens in an AFS group, execute this command either from a UNIX window, or at a PC ‘s command prompt: pts mem groupname where groupname is the AFS group. For more detailed information, see Introduction to AFS.
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How much AFS space do I have?
Description: How much AFS space do I have?   There are two main types of AFS space: personal and departmental. AFS space can be used to store data, including web pages. For more information on personal and departmental allocations/quotas, send email to ITS-STORAGE.
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Introduction to AFS
Description:   What is AFS? AFS is a distributed file system similar to a Windows or UNIX file server that allows Windows and UNIX computers to use the same file space. Casual Windows and UNIX users will see little difference between working with files on the local hard drive and working with files stored in AFS […]
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