You do not need to have a user account at another AFS site (cell) in order
to access data stored at the sites listed in /afs. Simply follow the directory
hierarchy using the UNIX cd
command for the chosen site. It may
take a while for the data to be transferred from the remote site for this
command to complete. The usual UNIX commands for reading and copying files
apply, but you will only be able to access files that are AFS publicly readable
as granted by the owner of the file(s).
If you are currently authenticated with your Pitt account, you can gain full
access rights to your CSSD AFS filesjust by issuing the "aklog" command.
aklog -cell pitt.edu
You may also authenticate to another AFS cell outside of Pitt by obtaining a
Kerberos 5 token for that realm and then getting an AFS token from that. Example:
Password for USERNAME@SOME.OTHER.EDU:
aklog -cell some.other.edu
NOTES. The AFS command "tokens", will tell you what cells
you are currently authenticated for. The AFS command "unlog -cell pitt.edu"
will discard the token for access to the specified cell; be careful... not specifying
a cell will discard all tokens including access rights to your home directories.
If this happens just aklog again with no parameters; your current
login cell is used by default.