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-c filsrv in the default zephyr subs

daemon@ATHENA.MIT.EDU (Geoffrey Thomas)
Tue Aug 4 18:51:08 2009

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Right after release-team, i proposed to Jonathon that -c filsrv be in the 
default zephyr subs:

- Primarily, because of the /mit automounter, it's very often the case 
that 'attach' wasn't run to make sure you're subbed to the appropriate 
instances of zephyr class filsrv.

- It also would simplify the liblocker rewrite to not require it to have 
logic to figure out where on -c filsrv to subscribe to.

- Users who use non-zwgc clients (e.g. barnowl) don't get subbed to 
classes via zctl, anyway. I also kind of want to make the default Zephyr 
client a short Python script using the OS-native libnotify (see Trac 
#221), and I'd like to avoid supporting the complexity of zctl.

- There's extremely little traffic to -c filsrv apart from the weekly AFS 
restart notifications, and most users online at 6 AM on Sunday mornings 
care about the restart regardless because web.mit.edu etc. are affected.

Is this something people think is generally reasonable? Jonathon suggested 
that just -i athena.mit.edu be in the default subs, which would also be 

Geoffrey Thomas

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