I am setting up a 2 node FreeIPA system. One primary and the other is a replica. I want
the replica to use the cloud DNS nameserver as a forwarder. In Google cloud,
169.254.169.254 is the nameserver. But when this is used as a forwarder I get the
ipa-replica-install: error: option --forwarder: invalid IP address 169.254.169.254: cannot
use link-local IP address 169.254.169.254
Google Cloud does not provide a global DNS name resolver.
Anyone knows why ipa is unhappy about link-local IP address? The closest explanation I
could find is here https://pagure.io/freeipa/issue/6296#comment-327224
, but I am unable to
understand the context of it.