[ILUG] Active Directory with Ubuntu?
Paul Mc Auley
paul at peema.org
Wed Aug 8 18:45:16 IST 2007
On Wed August 8 2007 16:41:42 Michael Watterson wrote:
| The point I was making that lots of people think they have to have MS
| Active Directory, because on MS Servers + Workstations it is often
| there by default. You don't need it, nor is even a Domain Controller
| needed to have a user be lowest level rights on a Server and any level
| you want on a workstation. Domain Controllers are a MS convenience,
| not a necessity.
Um. Despite the tentacles involved I'd say that Active Directory, like
NIS, X.500 and so on has its place.
Generally the case for such things is where you have an organisation
larger than you can conveniently fit in one room and need to be able to
deal with the whole issue of granting access to resources on a network,
logon from arbitrary workstations and so on.
Having dealt with the NT4 era tools, I reckon AD can only have improved on
The real question I'd have to the original question would be what you want
the replacement to do. Some sort of LDAP oriented solution is the usual
answer to this question, but unfortunately the implementations of LDAP
frequently seem to be stretching themselves to redefine "arcane".
And NIS, well NIS has its own special tentacles.
--- Paul Mc Auley <paulmc at peema.org>
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