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Kerberos Realms

Each administrative domain will have its own Kerberos database, which contains information about the users and services for that particular site or administrative domain. This administrative domain is the Kerberos realm.

Each Kerberos realm will have at least one Kerberos server, where the master Kerberos database for that site or administrative domain is stored. A Kerberos realm may also have one or more slave servers, which have read-only copies of the Kerberos database that are periodically propagated from the master server. For more details on how this is done, see the "Set Up the Slave KDCs for Database Propagation" and "Propagate the Database to Each Slave KDC" sections of the Kerberos V5 Installation Guide.