unix active directory

Thomas A. La Porte tlaporte at anim.dreamworks.com
Wed Aug 9 18:30:15 EDT 2006

I was going to make the identical suggestion, however, when I 
went looking on the PADL website, mention of XAD was nowhere to 
be found. A search of the site turns up references to XAD, 
however, they either lead to 404s or to redirects to the main 
product page.

Perhaps XAD is being shelved?

  -- Tom

Thomas A. La Porte, DreamWorks Animation
<mailto:tlaporte at anim.dreamworks.com>

On Wed, 9 Aug 2006, Tim Alsop wrote:

> Michael,
> I suggest you take a look at XAD (www.padl.com). This is a product that
> runs on Linux, and looks like an Active Directory domain controller.
> Cheers,
> Tim
> -----Original Message-----
> From: kerberos-bounces at mit.edu [mailto:kerberos-bounces at mit.edu] On
> Behalf Of Michael B Allen
> Sent: 09 August 2006 20:33
> To: Shawn Wilson
> Cc: kerberos at mit.edu
> Subject: Re: unix active directory
> Hi Shawn,
> Active Directory is the name of Microsoft's KDC/LDAP server. So there's
> no such thing as "Active Directory server on linux". You could setup a
> KDC (MIT, Heimdal, etc) or an LDAP server (OpenLDAP, Fedora Directory
> Server) on your Linux machine but even if you managed to get them
> to work together well, you still wouldn't have anything like "Active
> Directory". The closest thing to AD on linux would be Samba4 but that's
> not quite ready for production environments.
> Also, unless you have a specific question about Kerberos I think
> responses
> here will be limited [1].
> Mike
> [1] I pleased to see that this list is very tolerant of posts about
> "Active Directory". Apparently the OpenLDAP-software list automatically
> censors any post containing the term (e.g. my sig).
> On Wed, 9 Aug 2006 09:46:47 -0700 (PDT)
> Shawn Wilson <ag4ve at yahoo.com> wrote:
>> I am interested in getting an Active Directory server setup on a linux
> (Ubuntu)
>> server. I currently just have a samba file server, ntp, and dns setup
> on this
>> server. I don't have any Windows 2k/XP servers here.
>> I have found many howtos and other docs on kerberos, ldap, and samba.
> However
>> my question is where to start. In theory, what I was looking for was a
> cookie
>> cutter solution to getting an Active Directory server setup on Unix.
> However
>> aside from that, I was wondering where I should start.
>> One more point of woe for me is that I don't have a FQDN. I was
> advised that I
>> could just make one on my dns and setup dhcp to make sure those hosts
> used my
>> dns and be fine with that. I was wondering if this is possible?
>> Also, though I have googled and have a bit more than a half dozen
> pages along
>> this topic bookmarked, any resources that anyone could recommend would
> be
>> appreciated.
>> thanx
>> darkhaven (aka - shawn wilson / ag4ve)
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