[H-GEN] Problems setting up Kerberos

Sarah Kelly sarah at uow.edu.au
Sun Jan 13 17:34:20 EST 2002


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Hi all,

I'm trying to set up Kerberos using the Sun packages (Sun Enterprise
Authentication Mechanism) and I'm having some troubles.

>From my machine, I started up kdc and kdc.master. I then tried to use
kadmin:

sarah at avatar init.d$ /usr/krb5/sbin/kadmin -p sarah/admin at UOW.EDU.AU
Enter Password:
kadmin: Communication failure with server while initializing kadmin interface

According to the sun documentation, this means that kadmind isn't running
on the master server, or that the host name for the master server is wrong.

sarah at avatar init.d$ ps -ef | grep kadmind
    root  1423     1  0 09:30:21 ?        0:00 /usr/krb5/lib/kadmind
   sarah  1425  1358  0 09:30:25 pts/5    0:00 grep kadmind

[realms]
        UOW.EDU.AU = {
                kdc = avatar.its.uow.edu.au
#                kdc = phoenix.its.uow.edu.au
                admin_server = avatar.its.uow.edu.au
        }

So I can't work out what on earth I could be doing wrong. If someone could
give me a nudge in the right direction I would really appreciate it.

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Ms Sarah Kelly						sarah at uow.edu.au
Information Technology Services				Bld 17 Level 2
The University of Wollongong				Ph: +61 2 4221 3775

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