kinit: Looping detected inside

Ken Raeburn raeburn at MIT.EDU
Tue Sep 1 20:00:31 EDT 2009

On Sep 1, 2009, at 19:30, Markus Moeller wrote:
> What does "Loopong detected ..." mean ?
> #/opt/krb5-1.7/bin/kinit -kt /opt/squid-3.0/etc/HTTP.keytab
> HTTP/centos.dom.local
> kinit: Looping detected inside krb5_get_in_tkt while getting initial
> credentials

The get_in_tkt code goes into a loop when it's told certain preauth  
data is needed, or a WRONG_REALM error is returned and it's told to  
try a different realm.  A counter is used to prevent it from retrying  
too long.  Unfortunately, it doesn't seem to provide much information  
beyond its inability to terminate the loop...  You may have to try a  
packet trace to see what it's doing.


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