Package fedfs-utils-admin

Utilities for administering FedFS domains

This package contains the tools needed to manage a FedFS domain.

RFC 5716 introduces the Federated File System (FedFS, for short). FedFS
is an extensible standardized mechanism by which system administrators
construct a coherent file name space across multiple file servers using
file system referrals.

A file system referral is like a symbolic link to another file system
share, but it is not visible to applications. It behaves like an
auto-mounted directory where a new file system mount is done when an
application first accesses that directory. The arguments of the mount
operation are controlled by information returned by the file server.

Today, file system referral mechanisms exist in several network file
system protocols. FedFS provides its file name space features by
leveraging referral mechanisms already built in to network file system
protocols. Thus no change to file system protocols or clients is

Currently, the Linux FedFS implementation supports only NFS version 4
referrals. More on NFS version 4 referrals can be found in RFC 3530.
FedFS may support other network file system protocols in the future.

System Administration
Command Description
fedfs-create-junction send a FEDFS_CREATE_JUNCTION ADMIN protocol request
fedfs-create-replication send a FEDFS_CREATE_REPLICATION ADMIN protocol request
fedfs-delete-junction send a FEDFS_DELETE_JUNCTION ADMIN protocol request
fedfs-delete-replication send a FEDFS_DELETE_REPLICATION ADMIN protocol request
fedfs-get-limited-nsdb-params send a FEDFS_GET_LIMITED_NSDB_PARAMS ADMIN protocol request
fedfs-get-nsdb-params send a FEDFS_GET_NSDB_PARAMS ADMIN protocol request
fedfs-lookup-junction send a FEDFS_LOOKUP_JUNCTION ADMIN protocol request
fedfs-lookup-replication send a FEDFS_LOOKUP_REPLICATION ADMIN protocol request
fedfs-null send a FEDFS_NULL ADMIN protocol request
fedfs-set-nsdb-params send a FEDFS_SET_NSDB_PARAMS ADMIN protocol request
nsdb-annotate modify an fedfsAnnotation attribute
nsdb-create-fsl create a fileset location (FSL) record on an NSDB
nsdb-create-fsn create a fileset name (FSN) record on an NSDB
nsdb-delete-fsl delete a fileset location (FSL) record from an NSDB
nsdb-delete-fsn delete a fileset name (FSN) record from an NSDB
nsdb-delete-nsdb remove all FedFS info from an NSDB
nsdb-describe modify an fedfsDescr attribute
nsdb-jumpstart Administer a basic FedFS NSDB using OpenLDAP
nsdb-list list file set name and location entries on an NSDB
nsdb-nces list NSDB container entries on an LDAP server
nsdb-remove-nci remove NSDB container information from an LDAP server
nsdb-resolve-fsn resolve a fileset name (FSN) record on an NSDB
nsdb-simple-nce Create a simple NSDB Container Entry
nsdb-update-fsl update attributes of a fileset location (FSL) record
nsdb-update-nci update NSDB container information on an LDAP server