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
Perhaps XAD is being shelved?
Thomas A. La Porte, DreamWorks Animation
<mailto:tlaporte at anim.dreamworks.com>
On Wed, 9 Aug 2006, Tim Alsop wrote:
> 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.
> -----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
> here will be limited .
>  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
>> 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.
>> my question is where to start. In theory, what I was looking for was a
>> cutter solution to getting an Active Directory server setup on Unix.
>> 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
>> darkhaven (aka - shawn wilson / ag4ve)
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