incremental propagation gets stuck with UPDATE_FULL_RESYNC_NEEDED

Nico Williams nico at
Thu May 2 00:25:49 EDT 2013

On Wed, May 1, 2013 at 11:20 PM, Dave Steiner <steiner at> wrote:
> Because we have multiple realms, we run several kpropd's with the -P.  When
> I run kprop I give the port.  But when kprop is run from kadmin for
> incremental propagation, where is it going to get the correct port number
> from?

In src/kadmin/server/ipropd_svc.c I see:

        /* XXX Yuck!  */
        if (getenv("KPROP_PORT")) {
            pret = execl(kprop, "kprop", "-f", dump_file, "-P",
                         getenv("KPROP_PORT"), clhost, NULL);
        } else {
            pret = execl(kprop, "kprop", "-f", dump_file, clhost, NULL);

There's your answer.  Either from KPROP_PORT in the environment, or by
having a per-kadmind instance krb5.conf and KRB5_CONFIG in the

Ideally all of the KDC-side daemons/tools would support multi-realm
operation, but kadmind doesn't quite at this time.


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