The AuthLog file records a trace of Authentication Server (kaserver
process) operations on the local machine and describes any error
conditions it encounters.
If the AuthLog file does not exist in the /var/openafs/logs directory
when the Authentication Server starts, the server process creates it and
writes initial start-up messages to it. If there is an existing file, the
Authentication Server renames it to AuthLog.old, overwriting the
existing AuthLog.old file if it exists.
The file is in ASCII format. Administrators listed in the
/usr/local/etc/openafs/server/UserList file can use the bos getlog command to display
its contents. Alternatively, log onto the server machine and use a text
editor or a file display command such as the UNIX cat command. By
default, the mode bits on the AuthLog file grant the required r
(read) permission to all users.
The Authentication Server records operations only as it completes them,
and cannot recover from failures by reviewing the file. The log contents
are useful for administrative evaluation of process failures and other