On Wed, 2013-03-13 at 09:28 -0400, Rob Crittenden wrote:
> Michael ORourke wrote:
> > I think SRV records are only part of the problem.  We are using
> > integrated BIND/DNS with our IPA servers and I'm not sure it
> supports
> > views.  But thanks for the suggestion.
> > I guess we could create custom krb5.conf files in each DC and mange
> them
> > with Puppet, but there are other config files (e.g. resolv.conf and
> > ldap.conf) that would need to be managed too.  Maybe there are some
> > other IPA client config files that setup static mappings during the
> join
> > process.  Anyone know which ones to look at?
>
> No, we don't support views yet.
>
> You'd also need a custom sssd.conf as well.
>
> We support this kind of configuration in 3.x. Using multiple --server
> and --fixed-primary options of ipa-client-install you can add
> multiple,
> hardcoded servers and still have failover. Basically you configure
> things to ignore the SRV records, so you shouldn't have to mess with
> the
> resolver at all.
>
> rob

Would a bind sortlist help in this scenario to prefer IP addresses based
on the requester? It's independent of the zone config and I believe can
be set globally if and when views are implemented.

> >
> >     ----- Original Message -----
> >     *From:* Peter Brown <mailto:rendhal...@gmail.com>
> >     *To:* Michael ORourke <mailto:mrorou...@earthlink.net>
> >     *Cc:* freeipa-users <mailto:freeipa-users@redhat.com>
> >     *Sent:* Wednesday, March 13, 2013 12:58 AM
> >     *Subject:* Re: [Freeipa-users] Realm distrubuted across data
> centers
> >
> >     I have no idea if this counts as best practice because I am not
> >     affiliated with the FreeIPA development team
> >
> >     I personally think SRV records are probably the best idea in
> this
> >     situation.
> >     You would have to setup different zones to serve to each
> datacentre
> >     though if you know how to do that.
> >     It's not that tricky with views in bind.
> >
> >
> >
> >     On 13 March 2013 12:40, Michael ORourke <mrorou...@earthlink.net
> >     <mailto:mrorou...@earthlink.net>> wrote:
> >
> >         We have a single realm distributed across 2 data centers and
> 2
> >         offices with 4 replicated IPA servers (2 in each data
> center).
> >           We are running IPA server and client v2.2.0 on all servers
> and
> >         replication appears to be functioning correctly.  What I
> have
> >         noticed is that some servers in DC1, have no connectivity to
> the
> >         IPA servers in DC2, and when you try connecting to them from
> >         Office1 you sometimes get a long authentication delay.  I
> >         suspect this is caused by a timeout waiting for an IPA
> server in
> >         DC2 to respond (which it can't).  So I guess my question is,
> is
> >         there a 'best practices' approach to this scenario?
> >
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