El mié, 13-03-2013 a las 14:44 +0100, Petr Spacek escribió:
> On 13.3.2013 14:28, 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.
> Views are not supported in IPA admin tools, but generally views can be 
> configured with some hacking around. The price for that is losing IPA admin 
> tools for DNS and generally, it is ugly and hard to maintain. I wouldn't 
> recommend that.
> Our latest & greatest proposal for location auto-discovery in summarized at 
> http://www.freeipa.org/page/V3/DNS_Location_Mechanism . Any comments are 
> welcome!


The proposal seems to me too complicated, I really liked the old
proposal where you could query the DNS which was the most appropriate
"site" for your IP address. Choosing the right site by IP address is not
perfect, there will be always some corner cases, but it is good enough
and way better than what we have now.

The problem could be addressed in two parts:

1) Add the concepts of "sites" to the IPA realm, and associate every
server with one (and just one?) site, the generate the appropriate SRV
record for every site. I did this manually, creating the SRV records one
by one:

_kerberos._udp.site1._sites.mydomain.com. IN SRV 0 100 88 ipa1.mydomain.com.

When joining the host to the domain the admin may add the option
--domain=site1._sites.mydomain.com to ipa-client-install to use the
right ipa servers for that site.

This first step could be added to IPA fairly easy and it would be a
great improvement.

2) Add some kind of configurable locator policy to SSSD. There could

2.1) "fixed site" policy, which would use always the same site
2.2) "CLDAP ping" AD-like policy
2.3) a policy which reads and remember the right site per client or per
ip address from LDAP on first connection...

Just my $0.02!

> In your case with only 2 locations and 2 IPA servers in each location, it is 
> relatively simple to prepare two sets of hand-crafted DNS records 
> site1._locations.ipa.example.com and  site2._locations.ipa.example.com and 
> configure clients on each site to use these two "domains" (site1 and site2) 
> according to their real network location.
> Disadvantages of hand-made records:
> - It can't handle mobile clients (i.e. travelling between 'sites').
> - 'Domain' configured in SSSD has to be reconfigured on each client.
> Let me know if you want to go this way. (It should work with any IPA/DNS 
> server.)
> Petr^2 Spacek
> > 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
> >
> >>
> >>     ----- 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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