Do you want to run PBS batch jobs with AFS
This is typically a sticky problem because the PBS servers do not
know anything about AFS, and therefore jobs start without first having
obtained an AFS token. Hence, users are either restricted to running
without their normal AFS permissions, or must hard code their AFS
password somewhere that will be readable by their submitted batch
PSR is a software package that securly encrypts passwords, and
then uses them to obtain an AFS token before your job starts, and keep
refreshing the token for the length of your job so that your AFS token
does not expire in the middle of your run. That is -- users don't
have to do anything special in their PBS scripts to get their PBS jobs
to run with AFS authentication.
Note that this software package is not for everyone - there is an
important requirement on public/private keys for system
administrators, which may or may not be kosher with your local
policies. See the "How does it work?" page for
a description of how this software works.
The PSR package can be downloaded from the LAM download page.