Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 991229
[RFE] Implement Location dependent DNS in IdM
Last modified: 2013-08-06 03:25:47 EDT
The RFE is to request 'Location Dependent' DNS views with IdM's packaged DNS server.
With the default configuraton of DNS with IdM, each IdM server has SRV records that have the same priority/weight. In environments that span multiple physical sites, authentication requests are frequently serviced via an IdM server that is not 'local' to the client. Due to this, logging into applications who use IdM can be at times rather slow, depending on the behavior of the DNS client as well as the network connectivity between sites.
Assume the realm of example.com consists of three sites, sites A, B, & C respectively. (These sites could be representative of multiple datacenters, for example)
- Has IP Subnet of 192.168.0.0/24
- Has IdM server idm01.example.com
- Has IP Subnet of 192.168.1.0/24
- Has IdM server idm02.example.com
- Has IP Subnet of 192.168.2.0/24
- Has IdM server idm03.example.com
If one was to query DNS for each we'd get
$host -t srv _kerberos._udp.example.com
_kerberos._udp.example.com has SRV record 0 100 88 idm01.example.com.
_kerberos._udp.example.com has SRV record 0 100 88 idm02.example.com.
_kerberos._udp.example.com has SRV record 0 100 88 idm03.example.com.
What would be preferred is a mechanism for an administrator to define their 'DNS Topology', where they'd define the above relationship between their Sites, subnets, and the IdM systems within them. This would give the administrator the capability of saying 'clients in Site A prefer to use IdM servers in Site A'. This can then be implemented within IdM using bind views, to give a view of the zone with the most local IdM server carrying a lower priority/weight (and thus more preferred) than the others.
Conceptually, a close anology to this would be Active Directory Sites & Services (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc730868.aspx)
Seems to be a duplicate of https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=747612
Agreed. Closing as duplicate.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 747612 ***