Set up ibm http server to retrieve content from afs


Set up IBM HTTP Server to retrieve content from AFS (Windows NT only)

When IBM HTTP Server has
been installed on the same Windows NT machine as an AFS client, and the Web
server is using an AFS server as a repository for Web content, the Web server
and the AFS client must start in a particular sequence. Use the
instructions provided here to establish that sequence.

  1. Ensure AFS Client has been installed, configured, and is running.
  2. Ensure IBM HTTP Server has been installed.
  3. Change the DocumentRoot in the configuration file to point to the AFS
    The configuration file path is Program Files\IBM HTTP Server\conf\httpd.conf.
    Make the following Directory and DocumentRoot changes.

    DocumentRoot "//servername-afs/all/.cell/volumename"

    where servername is the name of the IBM HTTP Server

  4. Restart IBM HTTP Server if it was running when changes were made.
  5. To allow IBM HTTP Server to authenticate with AFS using IP address, perform
    these steps:

    1. Start Performance Pack Common Configuration.
    2. Add the AFS server, if not already present, to the list of servers.
    3. Select the AFS server and click Configure Server.
    4. Use the Getting Started with AFS wizard to create a Web Server
  6. To ensure that the AFS Client automatically starts before the server, you
    must update the registry to show that the server depends on another

    1. Before making changes to the registry, use this procedure to back up your
      machine configuration.

      1. From a command line enter rdisk to begin Repair Disk Utility.
      2. Click Update Repair Info.
      3. Click Yes to continue.
      4. When prompted to create an Emergency Repair Disk, click Yes.
      5. Insert a floppy disk and click OK. This may take a few minutes to
      6. Click Exit when done.
    2. Select Start, Run, enter regedt32, and click OK.
    3. Select
    4. Select \HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\IBM HTTP
    5. Click Edit, Add Value.
    6. Enter DependOnService for Value Name.
    7. Select REG_MULTI_SZ from Data Type.
    8. Click OK.
    9. Enter TransarcAFSDaemon in the Multi-String Editor and click OK.
    10. When done select Registry -> Exit.
    11. Restart the system.

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