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GSSAPI and LVS Load balanced ldap servers
We've finally reached the point in replacing our old authentication
system that I'm attempting to get GSSAPI working with our ldap.uvm.edu
We have five systems that are behind the LVS (Linux Virtual System) load
I've got GSSAPI partially working.
As long as I use the real name of the servers, ldapwhoami will return
the correct information. However, when I try to use the load balanced
name (ldap.uvm.edu), then the ldapwhoami fails with the following:
$ ldapwhoami -H ldap://ldap.uvm.edu
SASL/GSSAPI authentication started
ldap_sasl_interactive_bind_s: Invalid credentials (49)
and what I find in syslog on the server that got the traffic is:
SASL [conn=864335] Failure: GSSAPI Error: Miscellaneous failure (Wrong
principal in request)
conn=864335 op=1 RESULT tag=97 err=49 text=SASL(-13): authentication
failure: GSSAPI Failure: gss_accept_sec_context
Our DNS is configured so that ldap.uvm.edu is 126.96.36.199, the PTR
for that returns vip1.uvm.edu (which also forward resolves to
I have set the KRB5_KTNAME environment variable to
/etc/openldap/ldap.keytab, which contains the following keys
ldap/<realname>.uvm.edu -- this is the real name of each of the five servers
ldap/ldap.uvm.edu -- which I assume is extraneous
The /etc/krb5.keytab holds keys for host/<realname>.uvm.edu,
host/ldap.uvm.edu, and host/vip1.uvm.edu. Again, I assume that the
entry for host/ldap.uvm.edu is extraneous.
As I'm running on Linux, the 188.8.131.52 address is attached to the
loopback interface on each of the ldap servers. Slapd is listening on
0.0.0.0:389 and 0.0.0.0:636.
I'm using OpenLDAP 2.3.43 and (Red Hat's) cyrus-sasl-2.1.19-14 package.
Is this a stupid configuration problem that I've somehow missed in the
documentation, a bug that Red Hat hasn't back-ported in cyrus-sasl, or
Frank Swasey | http://www.uvm.edu/~fcs
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