On Jan 18, 2012, at 2:08 PM, Stephen Gallagher wrote: > On Wed, 2012-01-18 at 12:17 -0500, Ian Levesque wrote: >> Hello, >> >> I'm running IPA version 2.1.3-9 on RHEL 6.2 and just configured >> master/master replication. From what I can tell in the documentation >> , all of the client-discovering-a-replica magic happens via SRV >> records in DNS. This is quite different from what I'm used to, coming >> from managing an Open Directory service in which the replicated >> server's FQDN is passed on to the client through LDAP as an additional >> LDAP/KDC server to add to the client's local config. >> >> My question is how can I take advantage of replication if we're not >> using the FreeIPA-blessed DNS server? Do I need to manually tweak the >> SSSD config to make it aware of a second LDAP/KDC server? Is there a >> hidden flag I can pass ipa-client-install to do this for me? > > > In addition to Dmitri's comments (and mine in the "Forcing IPA clients > to prioritise different IPA Servers" thread) you should be aware that > just because you're not using FreeIPA as the DNS server, it doesn't mean > that you can't use SRV records to solve this problem. > > The SRV records are looked up on whatever DNS server is configured > in /etc/resolv.conf. So if you ask your DNS administrator to add SRV > records for your FreeIPA replicas, you can still continue this way. > > Otherwise, your best bet is to edit the sssd.conf directly (for now. As > Dmitri says, we're looking at other approaches for future FreeIPA > releases).
Many thanks to both of you for your replies. I'm curious why you don't employ a feature similar to Apple's approach, where replica information is passed to the client. In this scenario, SSSD can be notified of the configuration and handle it automatically... I'm personally not a big fan of using DNS for service management, and would prefer to have the server and client hash it out amongst themselves. That said, I appreciate the workaround and can easily incorporate it into our deployment workflow. Best regards, Ian _______________________________________________ Freeipa-users mailing list Freeipafirstname.lastname@example.org https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/freeipa-users