SASL/GSSAPI bind in LDAP plugin?

Frank Cusack fcusack at
Tue Feb 28 11:40:02 EST 2006

On February 25, 2006 9:46:02 AM -0600 greg at wrote:
> The open-architecture community never developed a holistic view of
> IAA.  Authentication and authorization needed to be architecturally
> wedded but this never occurred until Microsoft stepped in and filled
> the void.  That effectively ceded the most critical element of modern
> information delivery architectures to proprietary control.
> The Open-Source community responded in typical fashion by moving to
> create a functional clone of the AD model.  Great and inspired
> engineering which ultimately indemnifies the position of the pundits
> that OSS replicates rather than innovates.

I guess you've never heard of SESAME.  Nor do you seem to understand
how absolute control over a dominant platform allows one to dictate
the (so-called) standards used, regardless of technical merit or
external input.


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