kinit: Cannot contact any KDC for realm 'EXAMPLE.COM' while getting initial credentials

Brian Candler B.Candler at
Tue Jan 25 17:06:00 EST 2011

On Tue, Jan 25, 2011 at 05:54:16PM +0100, Thomas Schweikle wrote:
> kinit just keeps telling me It could not contact any kdc for this
> realm (EXAMPLE.COM).
> Any ideas?

Is your KDC running? Is your KDC firewalled off?

Try running tcpdump udp port 88 on both client and server, then kinit.



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