Description:The OpenAFS distributed file system
License: IBM, BSD, openafs-krb5-a, APSL-2
  • + - stable
  • ~ - unstable
  • M - hardmask
alpha amd64 arm hppa ia64 m68k mips ppc ppc64 s390 sh sparc x86
1.8.7 - + - - - - - - - - - ~ +

USE flags

  • apidoc - Build API documentation using app-doc/doxygen. May take a *long* time to build.
  • bitmap-later - Enable fast startup of file server by not reading bitmap till needed.
  • debug - Enable extra debug codepaths, like asserts and extra output. If you want to get meaningful backtraces see
  • dist-kernel - Enable subslot rebuilds on Distribution Kernel upgrades
  • doc - Add extra documentation (API, Javadoc, etc). It is recommended to enable per package instead of globally
  • fuse - Build fuse client.
  • kauth - Install the DEPRECATED kauth server, PAM modules, and utilities
  • kerberos - Add kerberos support
  • kernel_linux - KERNEL setting for system using the Linux kernel
  • modules - Build libafs kernel module. Disable only if you know what you're doing: without this module OpenAFS client will not work.
  • namei - Enable namei fileserver instead of inode fileserver. You should disable this option only if compatibility with inode format AFS storage is required.
  • ncurses - Add ncurses support (console display library)
  • pam - Add support for PAM (Pluggable Authentication Modules) - DANGEROUS to arbitrarily flip
  • perl - Add optional support/bindings for the Perl language
  • pthreaded-ubik - Enable installation of pthreaded ubik applications.
  • supergroups - Enable support for nested pts groups.
  • tsm - Enable use of the Tivoli TSM API libraries from app-backup/tsm for butc support. AMD64 only.
  • ubik-read-while-write - Enable vlserver read from db cache during write locks (EXPERIMENTAL)

Security Advisory

Date Severity Title
over 7 years high OpenAFS: Multiple vulnerabilities
over 10 years normal OpenAFS: Arbitrary code execution
over 13 years normal OpenAFS: Denial of Service
over 14 years high OpenAFS: Privilege escalation

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