[Samba] logging lines in krb5.conf

Jason Keltz jas at eecs.yorku.ca
Mon Oct 5 16:01:27 UTC 2020

On 10/5/2020 11:58 AM, Rowland penny via samba wrote:

> On 05/10/2020 16:30, Jason Keltz via samba wrote:
>> Hi.
>> Using MIT5 backend with Samba..
> I hope you mean on the clients, the use of MIT as the kdc on a Samba 
> DC is experimental and shouldn't be used in production
Hi Roland, our environment uses CentOS 7.  I don't have much choice but 
to use this on the server.
>> I'm wondering if anyone can provide some insight into the "logging" 
>> lines in krb5.conf.  By default, they don't exist.
>> I've seen mention of adding these lines:
>> [logging]
>>  default = FILE:/var/log/krb5libs.log
>>  kdc = FILE:/var/log/krb5kdc.log
>>  admin_server = FILE:/var/log/kadmind.log
>> As far as I can tell, the "admin_server" lines don't apply to Samba 
>> because the DC doesn't seem to be running anything on the admin port 
>> (I think).
>> Should these lines be on all the Linux AD clients, or does it only 
>> make sense to put these on the server?
> It doesn't make sense to put them anywhere, they don't seem to do 
> anything 

Ok.  Thanks. It seems I see them being added in so many online tutorials.


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