validating keytab files: Cannot find KDC for requested realm whilegetting initial credentials

Frank Balluffi frank.balluffi at
Tue Oct 26 16:39:22 EDT 2004

I am able to validate (test) keytab files for service1/ at FOO.COM and service2/ at FOO.COM using the command "kinit -5 -k -t keytab-file service-principal" from, but when I try to validate a keytab file for service3/ at FOO.COM from I get the following error:

kinit(v5): Cannot find KDC for requested realm while getting initial credentials

krb5.conf says:

    FOO.COM = {
        kdc =

[domain_realm] = FOO.COM

Is this behavior expected? Do I need to be "on" a host in to validate a keytab for service3/ at FOO.COM? Thanks.



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