Hi all,

I have successfully set up a test FreeIPA server and run it for a while, but 
the time has come to move towards a production service.  I am currently running 
ipa-server version 3.0.0-25 on Scientific Linux 6.4 (if you don't know it, 
Scientific Linux is basically a rebuild of RedHat, much like CentOS).  Yes, I 
know this is an older FreeIPA, but I am going through the path of least 
resistance given our site's current standard configuration.

On our site there is a central DNS service and it is unlikely we will be 
allowed to run our own DNS service (other than as a slave/cacheing NS). 

I have been trying to set up SRV records for the FreeIPA server by providing 
the autogenerated zone file to our DNS manager, who has incorporated the 
configuration.  When we deployed these changes, I used dig to confirm that SRV 
queries were giving appropriate responses, which they appear to be.

I then tried setting up a client using ipa-client-install and got an error:

Failed to verify that freeipa01.<munged.domain> is an IPA Server.
This may mean that the remote server is not up or is not reachable due to 
network or firewall settings.

The install worked on a client before deploying the SRV records, using manual 
specification of the server.  I disabled iptables on the server to eliminate 
potential problems there, and got the same result.  If we disable the SRV 
records, I am able to do the manual set-up again.

So it looks like the problem is at the DNS end of things, so maybe our zone 
configuration is missing something.  

The zone config we currently have in place is as follows (we changed hostnames 
in the sample file to fqdns for this attempt, but the same symptoms came from 
bare hostnames)...

; ldap servers
_ldap._tcp.my.domain. IN SRV 0 100 389 freeipa01.my.domain.
; kerberos realm
_kerberos.my.domain. IN TXT my.domain.
; kerberos servers
_kerberos._tcp.my.domain. IN SRV 0 100 88 freeipa01.my.domain.
_kerberos._udp.my.domain. IN SRV 0 100 88 freeipa01.my.domain.
_kerberos-master._tcp.my.domain. IN SRV 0 100 88 freeipa01.my.domain.
_kerberos-master._udp.my.domain. IN SRV 0 100 88 freeipa01.my.domain.
_kpasswd._tcp.my.domain. IN SRV 0 100 464 freeipa01.my.domain.
_kpasswd._udp.my.domain. IN SRV 0 100 464 freeipa01.my.domain.
; ntp server
_ntp._udp.my.domain. IN SRV 0 100 123 freeipa01.my.domain.

...So that is where I am.  I was hoping that someone could give me a pointer or 
two as to how I might debug this problem and actually get service discovery 

Many thanks for reading this far!


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