Kerberos? Does anyone have this running?

Magnus Runesson mr-ubuntu at
Thu Jan 10 17:17:56 UTC 2008

On Wed, 2008-01-09 at 08:59 -0700, Kevin Fries wrote:
> I am trying to build a single signon environment as an Ubuntu demo.
> I tried to follow the website to insure I did it the
> "proper" or "documented" way.  There are numerous threads of people
> asking for help in the forums.  In addition, there are 15 bugs filed in
> Launchpad.  Many of these are going back to 7.04.

Do you have the full links to the doc you refer to?


> Is there something going on with Kerberos as to why there is no help, or
> bug fixes?  Is this package going the way of the Woolly Mammoth?  Or is
> it just not getting enough TLC?  Or, is something else going on?
> For the record, I tripped upon the problem documented in the forums, and
> launchpad bug reports, where upon install it does not properly run its
> full configuration.  It never asks me for realm or anything.  Once
> blowing off its config, it then fails to start (yeah I know, go figure).
> But manually setting up the configuration does not work either.  The
> package keeps coming up with the error: "kadmind: Improper format of
> Kerberos configuration file while initializing context, aborting".  As
> suggested, my dnsdomainname returns correctly, and I have manually
> configured the files in accordance with the documentation.  No errors
> are thrown in the syslog.
> Thx
> -- 
> Kevin Fries
> Senior Linux Engineer
> Computer and Communications Technology, Inc
> A Division of Japan Communications Inc.


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