Ubuntu Domain Server

Dotan Cohen dotancohen at gmail.com
Wed Oct 28 14:43:18 UTC 2009

>> Oh feel free to code the thing then. Just don't ask mom and pop whether
>> they want their user account database in ldap or mysql or in passwd and
>> shared via NIS+.
> My whole point has been that it could be done, while you've been saying it
> couldn't.  Having apparently accepted that was wrong you raise spurious
> issues about implementation.  What does where they want their user accounts
> have to do with anything?  Pick a reasonable default and use it.  Ask them
> if they already have a user source, and use that.  If mom & pop are setting
> up an initial system, they'll happily use whatever you give them.

There was never a question of "if". The question is how wise is it to
give a TIG welder to an eight year old and to tell him that he can
build a hotrod. Or to give a scalpel to a six year old and to tell him
that if his tummy hurts he can take out the hurting part.

Dotan Cohen


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