I run a master and slave Kerberos servers, which requires setting up
kprop to run regularly on the master server in order to transfer any changes to the slave server. The usually suggested way of doing this is a 2-line script (dump to file, propagate file across), which runs from
/etc/crontab with the output directed to
I didn’t like this, because whilst I don’t want (obviously) to get the SUCCEEEDED message emailed to me every time it propagates successfully, I do want to know about it in the event of failure. So I wrote this slightly improved script, which does just that.
#!/bin/sh # Script to run automatic Kerberos dump & transfer to slave server DUMPFILE=/etc/krb5kdc/slave_dump_file RESULT=/etc/krb5kdc/slave_dump_result SLAVE=server2.example.com MAILemail@example.com /usr/sbin/kdb5_util dump $DUMPFILE /usr/sbin/kprop -f $DUMPFILE $SLAVE > $RESULT if grep -vq SUCCEEDED $RESULT ; then mail -s "Kerberos replication problem" $MAIL < $RESULT fi
This goes in
/etc/cron.hourly (if you wanted to run it more often you'd want to call it from
/etc/crontab at whatever interval you prefer) and seems to work fine.