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Re: newbie Qeustion on Preparing DNS for kerberos
>For days I've been reading www.bayour.com/LDAPv3-HOWTO trying to setup
>my kerberos realm. I know those instructions are very good for people
>who're familiar with networking, but I'm over my head here because I am
>missing some vital basic understanding. Could someone please refer me
>to a source for beginners or if there's quick answers help me along?
>The instructions in the above document state that I need to setup ldap
>and kerberos servers in my DNS like the following.
> ---- snip -----
> ; IP address to the Kerberos/LDAP servers
> kerberos IN A <IP ADDRESS OF YOUR 1st KERBEROS SERVERS>
> kerberos-1 IN A <IP ADDRESS OF YOUR 2nd KERBEROS SERVERS>
> ldap IN A <IP ADDRESS OF YOUR 1st LDAP SERVER>
>----------- snip ----
>But I only have one IP address provided to me by my ISP. So do I enter
>that one IP address for all of the servers?
Do you only have one system? Are you providing Kerberos V to the
Internet? You should use private IP numbers internally (10.x.x.x or
>To setup kerberos realm name I need to use my domain name. Is that the
>domain name found in /etc/resolv.conf?
>Can I just use localhost.localdomain to setup a kerberos realm name and
>skip setting up DNS for kerberos and ldap servers, if I want to use
>kerberos in my local domain only?
I wouldn't. Spend the $20 and buy a domain.