Hello all,

I am trying to set up a minimal Kerberos configuration on a Debian 64-bit,
Kernel 2.6.23 Intel box. When I run the usual apt-get commands (apt-get
install krb5-{admin-server,kdc}), I am seeing the following error(s):

Unpacking krb5-kdc (from .../krb5-kdc_1.6.dfsg.3~beta1-4_amd64.deb) ...
Selecting previously deselected package krb5-admin-server.
Unpacking krb5-admin-server (from
..../krb5-admin-server_1.6.dfsg.3~beta1-4_amd64.deb) ...
Setting up krb5-kdc (1.6.dfsg.3~beta1-4) ...
Setting up krb5-admin-server (1.6.dfsg.3~beta1-4) ...
kadmind: Improper format of Kerberos configuration file while initializing
context, aborting
Europa:~# uname -ars
Linux Europa 2.6.23.14 #3 SMP Sat Feb 9 15:40:09 CET 2008 x86_64 GNU/Linux

At this stage, I have NOT changed / edited the config file - etc/krb5.conf.

Stock config file below:

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[libdefaults]
default_realm = ATHENA.MIT.EDU

# The following krb5.conf variables are only for MIT Kerberos.
krb4_config = /etc/krb.conf
krb4_realms = /etc/krb.realms
kdc_timesync = 1
ccache_type = 4
forwardable = true
proxiable = true

# The following encryption type specification will be used by MIT Kerberos
# if uncommented. In general, the defaults in the MIT Kerberos code are
# correct and overriding these specifications only serves to disable new
# encryption types as they are added, creating interoperability problems.

# default_tgs_enctypes = aes256-cts arcfour-hmac-md5 des3-hmac-sha1
des-cbc-crc des-cbc-md5
# default_tkt_enctypes = aes256-cts arcfour-hmac-md5 des3-hmac-sha1
des-cbc-crc des-cbc-md5
# permitted_enctypes = aes256-cts arcfour-hmac-md5 des3-hmac-sha1
des-cbc-crc des-cbc-md5

# The following libdefaults parameters are only for Heimdal Kerberos.
v4_instance_resolve = false
v4_name_convert = {
host = {
rcmd = host
ftp = ftp
}
plain = {
something = something-else
}
}
fcc-mit-ticketflags = true

[realms]
ATHENA.MIT.EDU = {
kdc = kerberos.mit.edu:88
kdc = kerberos-1.mit.edu:88
kdc = kerberos-2.mit.edu:88
admin_server = kerberos.mit.edu
default_domain = mit.edu
}
MEDIA-LAB.MIT.EDU = {
kdc = kerberos.media.mit.edu
admin_server = kerberos.media.mit.edu
}
ZONE.MIT.EDU = {
kdc = casio.mit.edu
kdc = seiko.mit.edu
admin_server = casio.mit.edu
}
MOOF.MIT.EDU = {
kdc = three-headed-dogcow.mit.edu:88
kdc = three-headed-dogcow-1.mit.edu:88
admin_server = three-headed-dogcow.mit.edu
}
CSAIL.MIT.EDU = {
kdc = kerberos-1.csail.mit.edu
kdc = kerberos-2.csail.mit.edu
admin_server = kerberos.csail.mit.edu
default_domain = csail.mit.edu
krb524_server = krb524.csail.mit.edu
}
IHTFP.ORG = {
kdc = kerberos.ihtfp.org
admin_server = kerberos.ihtfp.org
}
GNU.ORG = {
kdc = kerberos.gnu.org
kdc = kerberos-2.gnu.org
kdc = kerberos-3.gnu.org
admin_server = kerberos.gnu.org
}
1TS.ORG = {
kdc = kerberos.1ts.org
admin_server = kerberos.1ts.org
}
GRATUITOUS.ORG = {
kdc = kerberos.gratuitous.org
admin_server = kerberos.gratuitous.org
}
DOOMCOM.ORG = {
kdc = kerberos.doomcom.org
admin_server = kerberos.doomcom.org
}
ANDREW.CMU.EDU = {
kdc = vice28.fs.andrew.cmu.edu
kdc = vice2.fs.andrew.cmu.edu
kdc = vice11.fs.andrew.cmu.edu
kdc = vice12.fs.andrew.cmu.edu
admin_server = vice28.fs.andrew.cmu.edu
default_domain = andrew.cmu.edu
}
CS.CMU.EDU = {
kdc = kerberos.cs.cmu.edu
kdc = kerberos-2.srv.cs.cmu.edu
admin_server = kerberos.cs.cmu.edu
}
DEMENTIA.ORG = {
kdc = kerberos.dementia.org
kdc = kerberos2.dementia.org
admin_server = kerberos.dementia.org
}
stanford.edu = {
kdc = krb5auth1.stanford.edu
kdc = krb5auth2.stanford.edu
kdc = krb5auth3.stanford.edu
admin_server = krb5-admin.stanford.edu
default_domain = stanford.edu
}

[domain_realm]
.mit.edu = ATHENA.MIT.EDU
mit.edu = ATHENA.MIT.EDU
.media.mit.edu = MEDIA-LAB.MIT.EDU
media.mit.edu = MEDIA-LAB.MIT.EDU
.csail.mit.edu = CSAIL.MIT.EDU
csail.mit.edu = CSAIL.MIT.EDU
.whoi.edu = ATHENA.MIT.EDU
whoi.edu = ATHENA.MIT.EDU
.stanford.edu = stanford.edu

[login]
krb4_convert = true
krb4_get_tickets = false

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Google is not revealing much at this stage.

Any thoughts??



Regards,


JC