On Fri, 08 May 2015, Andy Thompson wrote:
From: Alexander Bokovoy [mailto:aboko...@redhat.com]
Sent: Friday, May 8, 2015 9:40 AM
To: Andy Thompson
Subject: Re: [Freeipa-users] multi homed environment
On Fri, 08 May 2015, Andy Thompson wrote:
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Alexander Bokovoy [mailto:aboko...@redhat.com]
>> Sent: Friday, May 8, 2015 8:17 AM
>> To: Andy Thompson
>> Cc: email@example.com
>> Subject: Re: [Freeipa-users] multi homed environment
>> On Fri, 08 May 2015, Andy Thompson wrote:
>> >I'm trying to roll out IPA in an existing windows environment where
>> >everything is multi homed. I did not put my IPA server on all the
>> >I'm having an issue with adding a trust to the domain with the error
>> >ipa: ERROR: CIFS server communication error: code "-1073741801",
>> > message "Memory allocation error" (both may be
>> >DNS I think since it round robins all the existing A records and is
>> >returning IPs out of the local subnet. I don't know much about
>> >windows dns services but it's got netmask optimization enabled and
>> >doing digs against the service returns the local IP first every
>> >time, but pings return them in any order.
>> >I've considered adding the DCs to the local hosts file but I'm not
>> >sure if that will solve the problem or not. Is that a viable fix?
>> >Anyone have any experience in an environment like this? Really not
>> >sure what additional problems I will run into with all this multi
>> >homed nonsense.
>> Stop here and make sure you obtained the debugging information as
>> described in
>> Without that information it is hard to tell what is happening.
>> Make also sure to tell exact environment (distribution, version,
>> package versions, etc).
>Well things got ugly. I enabled debug and pointed in the right
>direction, smb failed to start. Came down to the cifs service was not
>added when I did the adtrust-install. I tried adding it and it
>complained that it could not find the A record for the host even though
>it was there. Thinking something was hung up in resolver cache
>possibly I restarted the ipa service and it failed completely.
>Ipactl start fails starting smb because of the missing service and
>everything fails from there.
>Is there any way to recover from this mess I just made? :)
I assume you have IPA 4.x, i.e. systemd-based environment.
Yes, sorry forgot to include that.
1. Start manually dirsrv@INSTANCE-NAME.service
2. Disable ADTRUST and EXTID services with ipa-ldap-updater.
Note that you SHOULD NOT replace $FOO variables below, they should be as
specified in the resulting file. For ipa-ldap-updater use see its manual page
and my blog:
# cat <END >88-disable-adtrust-extid.update
# ipa-ldap-updater -l ./88-disable-adtrust-extid.update
3. Restart IPA
4. Re-run ipa-adtrust-install and look at the output, including what it appends
Beautiful, that much is running again, thanks for those pointers.
And I'm ashamed to say I tracked down the issue to a fat finger in the
resolv.conf file, so it really couldn't look up the needed record :/
So back to the original issue that was in the end because smb wasn't
started most likely. I'm still not sure how this will all respond in a
multi homed environment like this if the IPA server cannot communicate
with all of the interfaces on the DC. Will that cause an issue with
the trust or is there anything I need to take into consideration with
There are few things to consider:
1. IPA master uses DNS SRV records to discover whom to talk to on AD
side. Received name from the SRV record is them used by IPA master to
connect to the AD DC.
2. AD DCs use DNS SRV records to discover which IPA master to respond to
when verifying trust. Received name from the SRV record is then used by
AD DC to connect to the IPA master.
3. While right now trust is established using password-based
authentication between IPA and AD DCs, actual resolution of identities
when trust is in use requires working Kerberos authentication. This
might give you a headache in multi-homed environments if the IP returned
when resolving AD DC or IPA master would be unreachable.
In any case, it is mostly a question of correct routing tables and DNS
/ Alexander Bokovoy
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