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

Thomas Schweikle tps at
Wed Jan 26 16:17:13 EST 2011

Am 25.01.2011 23:06, schrieb Brian Candler:
> 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.

kdc was running, no firewall settings, tcpdump on port 88 on client
and server gave communication between both.

At last I decided to reboot the server. After that it worked again :(

Looks a loot like Ubuntu is more and more some sort of Windows ;)


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