max number of requests/sec (on KDC)

Matthew Loar matthew at
Tue Apr 22 15:44:54 EDT 2008

Vladimir Konrad <v.konrad at> wrote:
> Hello,
> Is there a way to increase allowed number of requests per second on
> KDC? I have several different CRON jobs (using the same keytab in
> kinit), which run at the same time, and I get:
>  DISPATCH: repeated (retransmitted?) request from <ip-address-here>,
> resending previous response
> And the jobs fail to authenticate...

Do you have kdc_timesync set in your krb5.conf?  This sounds like an
issue I once had, and there setting kdc_timesync = 0 fixed it.  If you
run NTP on all your systems, you shouldn't need kdc_timesync anyway.


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