Kinit/kadmin does not work

Tadoori (EXT), Vilas vilas.tadoori.ext at
Wed Jul 2 08:30:51 EDT 2008

Ok ... i have rectified the issue.
I do not maintain an .profile and usually do a bash on my solaris box.
It was an elementary mistake that caused this problem
earlier I have downloaded the kerberos distribution file
Later I built the same it then created the following dir structure
all the kerberos biniares are in bin and sbin respectively.
When i exited out o bash on firday i lost my path to these binaries, in
the hurry i have done the following to map the same back to my path
export $PATH:/usr/local/sbin and bin
this made the earlier binaries take into effect as my path was looking
I realized it and set that straight and everything is normal...
I other thing that i want to raise is why is that the kerberos binaries
would not work with the x86 solaris intel based installation...


From: Tadoori (EXT), Vilas 
Sent: Monday, June 30, 2008 9:46 PM
To: kerberos at
Subject: Kinit/kadmin does not work

Dear All,
It is really strange that the kinit does not work for me.
I am pretty confident about my krb5.conf and kdc.conf files.
They are good on the linux suse but when I have acutally started working
over the weekend gives me this message as below for the kinit(on
bash-3.00# kinit
kinit(v5): Cannot find KDC for requested realm while getting initial
The kadmin also is acting strange
bash-3.00# kadmin -p x_tadoor
Authenticating as principal x_tadoor with password.
Password for x_tadoor at XXXXXXXXX *
kadmin: Communication failure with server while initializing kadmin

* intentionally crossed the realm
This is giving problems on the SunOS x 86 architecture.
bash-3.00# uname -a
SunOS hysuntcsso 5.10 Generic_118855-33 i86pc i386 i86pc

This is really frustrating....any help will be greatly appreciated.

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