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Attach can perform these functions:
mount one or more AFS directories
mount one or more server shares
These functions can be combined together or performed separately. When executed at login, Attach can be used to mount the necessary directories or shares for the user that is logging in.
The default configuration file will mount your AFS home directory on the Desktop. See the appropriate sections below for instructions on what to modify to alter this default behavior.
AFS directories are not actually mounted. OpenAFS mounts the afs volume and the Attach application creates a folder that points to the AFS directory you specify (i.e. a short-cut). Without this short-cut, you would have to browse down deep into the afs volume to get to the AFS directory you wanted to access.
The Attach application and AttachConfig application requires Mac OS X 10.7, OS X 10.8 or OS X 10.9. The AttachConfig application also requires Administrator privileges.
If mounting an AFS directory, OpenAFS must be installed and configured. See How to Install and Configure OpenAFS.
Kerberos must also be enabled and configured (for Keberos 5). See How to Configure Kerberos.
You can download the Attach application and the AttachConfig application from http://tech.its.iastate.edu/macosx/downloads/Attach–0310.dmg (377 KB downlaod).
Drag the Attach application to the /Applications folder. If you want the Attach application to execute during login, then add the Attach application to System Preferences ⇒ Users & Groups ⇒ Login Items.
Double-click on the AttachConfig application and answer the following two questions. The AttachConfig application may require an administrator’s password.
You can configure attach by editing the edu.iastate.attach.plist. It is recommended that you first run AttachConfig, then edit the plist that is installed by that application.
AFS Mounting is defined in the AFSMount section of Attach’s configuration file.
One or more <string>afs local</string> statements can be defined, where:
URL Mounting (i.e. AFP, SMB, etc.) is defined in the URLMount section of Attach’s configuration file.
One or more
The full URL syntax can be specified:
Replace all blanks in url with the string %20.
For OS X 10.9:
For Mac OS X 10.7 and OS X 10.8: