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       BosLog - Traces BOS Server operations


       The BosLog file records a trace of Basic OverSeer (BOS) Server
       (bosserver process) operations on the local machine and describes any
       error conditions it encounters.

       If the BosLog file does not already exist in the /var/log/openafs
       directory when the BOS Server starts, the server process creates it and
       writes initial start-up messages to it. If there is an existing file,
       the BOS server renames it to BosLog.old, overwriting the existing
       BosLog.old file if it exists.

       The file is in ASCII format. Administrators listed in the
       /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 BosLog file grant the
       required "r" (read) permission to all users.

       The BOS 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


       UserList(5), bos_getlog(8), bosserver(8)


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