Announcing the ubuntu-directory team

Aigars Mahinovs aigarius at
Sat Oct 28 01:25:35 BST 2006

On 10/28/06, Corey Burger <corey.burger at> wrote:
> Do you pine for a good old days of Active Directory? Does WSUS make
> your heart throb? Miss these things on Ubuntu? We do and so we have
> decided to do something about it. Thus I would like announce the
> creation of the ubuntu-directory team.

How about the people whos hearts cringe at the sound of "AD" and
simply want to have simple yet powerful ways to understand, set up and
maintain sets of desktops, servers and services with common users,
user groups, permissions to groups and all other kinds of
administrative goodness without understanding what exactly a "domain"
or "LDAP" is.

I tried to understand AD once. It screwed my head up in ways I do not
want to remember. And remember - I love computers, programming and
system administration.

Do we really have to reimplement Microsofts arcane network structure
for Ubuntu? Cann't we create something that is ... better and simpler
to understand at the same time? Like, for the human beings? Please
Best regards,
    Aigars Mahinovs        mailto:aigarius at
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