vos_changeaddr - Changes or removes a file server machine's entry in
vos changeaddr -oldaddr <original IP address>
[-newaddr <new IP address>] [-remove]
[-cell <cell name>] [-noauth] [-localauth]
[-verbose] [-encrypt] [-noresolve] [-help]
vos changea -o <original IP address>
[-ne <new IP address>] [-r]
[-c <cell name>]
[-noa] [-l] [-v] [-e] [-nor] [-h]
The vos changeaddr command removes a server entry from the Volume
Location Database (VLDB) when the -remove flag is combined with the
-oldaddr argument. There must be no VLDB entries that list the machine
as a site for any version of a volume (if necessary, use the vos move
or vos remove command to more or remove volumes). It is appropriate to
remove a VLDB server entry when removing the corresponding file server
machine from service; this is the only recommended use of the command.
To display all VLDB server entries, use the vos listaddrs command.
Combining the command's -oldaddr and -newaddr arguments is no longer
the appropriate way to change the IP address registered for a file
server machine. Furthermore, if a machine is multihomed and its server
entry includes several addresses, then the address specified with the
-newaddr argument replaces all of the addresses currently listed in the
server entry that includes the address specified by the -oldaddr
argument. This effectively makes the machine single-homed with respect
to AFS operations, which is probably not the desired result.
The recommended method for changing the IP addresses in a server entry
is instead to restart the "fs" process group (which includes the File
Server) after using the utilities provided by the operating system to
reconfigure the machine's network interfaces. For a description of how
the File Server constructs and registers a list of its network
interfaces in the VLDB, see sysid(5).
If, counter to recommended usage, the command is used to change the IP
address in a server entry, it does not also change the names of machine
entries in the Protection Database. Operations fail when they refer to
a protection group that has an obsolete IP address in it. Use the pts
rename command to change the names of machine entries that correspond
to the addresses changed with this command. Changing the address of a
database server machine also requires updating the client and server
versions of the CellServDB file on every machine.
-oldaddr <original IP address>
Specifies the IP address currently registered for the file server
machine in the VLDB server entry. If there are multiple addresses
registered for a multihomed machine, use any of them to identify
the server entry.
-newaddr <new IP address>
Specifies the new IP address that replaces all currently registered
Removes from the VLDB the server entry that includes the address
specified by the -oldaddr argument.
-cell <cell name>
Names the cell in which to run the command. Do not combine this
argument with the -localauth flag. For more details, see vos(1).
Assigns the unprivileged identity "anonymous" to the issuer. Do not
combine this flag with the -localauth flag. For more details, see
Constructs a server ticket using a key from the local
/etc/openafs/server/KeyFile file. The vos command interpreter
presents it to the Volume Server and Volume Location Server during
mutual authentication. Do not combine this flag with the -cell
argument or -noauth flag. For more details, see vos(1).
Produces on the standard output stream a detailed trace of the
command's execution. If this argument is omitted, only warnings and
error messages appear.
Encrypts the command so that the operation's results are not
transmitted across the network in clear text. This option is
available in OpenAFS versions 1.4.11 or later and 1.5.60 or later.
Shows all servers as IP addresses instead of the DNS name. This is
very useful when the server address is registered as 127.0.0.1 or
when dealing with multi-homed servers. This option is available in
OpenAFS versions 1.4.8 or later and 1.5.35 or later.
Prints the online help for this command. All other valid options
The following command removes the VLDB server entry that includes the
IP address 18.104.22.168.
% vos changeaddr -oldaddr 22.214.171.124 -remove
Issuer must be listed in the /etc/openafs/server/UserList file on the
machine specified with the -oldaddr argument and on each database
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