Issues starting kadmin on suse linux

Mirkar, Shahezad Shahezad_Mirkar at
Tue May 26 07:35:48 EDT 2009

Can u send us krb5.conf file details? Would be help us to debug the issue

-----Original Message-----
From: kerberos-bounces at [mailto:kerberos-bounces at] On Behalf Of Tadoori (EXT), Vilas
Sent: Tuesday, May 26, 2009 5:01 PM
To: Ken Raeburn
Cc: kerberos at
Subject: RE: Issues starting kadmin on suse linux

I have the KDC process running as below and the krb5.conf is also there in the /etc 

svlv6017:/ # ps -ef | grep krb5kdc

root     25769     1  0 May25 ?        00:00:00 ./krb5kdc
root      4950 20257  0 06:29 pts/0    00:00:00 grep krb5kdc

How can I check the DNS issue?


-----Original Message-----
From: Ken Raeburn [mailto:raeburn at MIT.EDU] 
Sent: Monday, May 25, 2009 11:10 PM
To: Tadoori (EXT), Vilas
Cc: Luke Scharf; kerberos at
Subject: Re: Issues starting kadmin on suse linux

On May 25, 2009, at 08:36, Tadoori (EXT), Vilas wrote:
> Hi Luke,
> I am able to resolve that issue. It was because I did not create the  
> database and when I created the database kdb5_util create -s
> My deamons started working.
> Now I am getting a new error
> svlv6017:/usr/local/sbin # ./kadmin
> Authenticating as principal admroot/admin at NET.PLM.EDS.COM with  
> password.
> kadmin: Cannot contact any KDC for requested realm while  
> initializing kadmin interface
> Any idea how do I get over this?

It looks like either you don't have a KDC (krb5kdc) process running,  
or krb5.conf or DNS doesn't tell you where to reach it.

Ken Raeburn / raeburn at / no longer at MIT Kerberos Consortium

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