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CELLALIAS(5)		      AFS File Reference		  CELLALIAS(5)

       CellAlias - Maps	cell names to aliases in /afs

       The CellAlias file is used by the Unix cache manager when it is using
       Dynamic Root (-dynroot) mode. It	creates	symbolic links in the dynamic
       root (/afs) that	link an	alias for a cell (usually a short name)	to the
       full name for the cell.

       The most	common use of this configuration file is to allow short	names
       for frequently used cell	names. Traditionally, such short names would
       be created by the local AFS administrator by creating symbolic links in
       the "root.afs" volume. Such symlinks do not appear when Dynamic Root is
       enabled because,	with Dynamic Root, the Cache Manager does not mount or
       look at the "root.afs" volume. CellAlias	is a replacement that allows
       such short names	to be created under the	client control.

       If you configure	a short	name mapping such as "ir" for
       "", the mapping of ".ir" to "" for the
       read/write version of the "root.cell" volume for	that cell will be
       created automatically. There is no need to list that alias separately.
       afsd will report	an error on startup if the dotted entry	is listed

       The contents of the CellAlias file should consist of one	line of	two
       whitespace-separated columns per	alias. The first column	is the real
       name of the cell, and the second	column is the alias that should	be

       The following CellAlias file: openafs uncc

       results in the following	symbolic links:

	  /afs/.openafs	 ->  /afs/
	  /afs/openafs	 ->  /afs/
	  /afs/.uncc	 ->  /afs/
	  /afs/uncc	 ->  /afs/

       fs_newalias(1), fs_listaliases(1), afsd(8)

       Copyright 2007 Jason Edgecombe <>

       This documentation is covered by	the BSD	License	as written in the
       doc/LICENSE file. This man page was written by Jason Edgecombe for

OpenAFS				  2016-12-14			  CELLALIAS(5)


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