Every AFS client machine has a copy of the /usr/vice/etc/ThisCell file on its local disk to define the machine's cell membership for the AFS client programs that run on it. The ThisCell file you created in the /usr/afs/etc directory (in Defining Cell Name and Membership for Server Processes) is used only by server processes.
Among other functions, the ThisCell file on a client machine determines the following:
The cell in which users gain tokens when they log onto the machine, assuming it is using an AFS-modified login utility
The cell in which users gain tokens by default when they issue the aklog command
The cell membership of the AFS server processes that the AFS command interpreters on this machine contact by default
Change to the /usr/vice/etc directory and remove the symbolic link created in Starting the BOS Server.
# cd /usr/vice/etc # rm ThisCell
Create the ThisCell file as a copy of the /usr/afs/etc/ThisCell file. Defining the same local cell for both server and client processes leads to the most consistent AFS performance.
# cp /usr/afs/etc/ThisCell ThisCell