Question about Installing KDC Server

Sensei senseiwa at
Wed Aug 2 08:22:50 EDT 2006

On 2006-08-01 21:15:47 +0200, vcable at (Vaughn Cable) said:

> I'm trying to set up my multi-cpu desktop as a standalone cluster.  I'm 
> running RH-ELsmp.  I've installed the KDC server package & everything 
> went well, including modifying the .conf files for "localhost," 
> creating the database, setting up 1st principal, & starting the 
> krb5kdc, kadmin & krb524 services, but then kinit gives the error 
> message:
> [root at star-geezer log]# kinit
> kinit(v5): Cannot contact any KDC for requested realm while getting 
> initial credentials
> [root at star-geezer log]#
> Is there something wrong with using localhost & LOCALHOST as my domain & realm?

You need a FQDN and a realm name, kerberos relies on these.

Sensei <senseiwa at>

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