Kerberos ERROR: Cannot resolve network address for KDC in realm while getting initial credentials.

Solution Unverified - Updated -

Issue

When running the command kinit -k returns the following error:

# kinit -k 
kinit(v5): Cannot resolve network address for KDC in realm  while getting initial credentials
  • obtaining a user kerberos ticket works.
  • DNS Configuration is okay.

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.8

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