SASL/GSSAPI bind in LDAP plugin?

Frank Cusack fcusack at
Tue Feb 28 17:00:02 EST 2006

On February 28, 2006 8:40:02 AM -0800 Frank Cusack <fcusack at> wrote:
> 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.

ps. I didn't mean to imply anything about technical or practical merit
of combined auth/autz.


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