Announcing the ubuntu-directory team
rhouston at rlhc.net
Sun Oct 29 20:17:09 GMT 2006
New to the list so I am sorry if this has already been asked, answered
and or mentioned.
On the topic of the ubuntu directory stuff, have we looked at the Samba
4.0 code? As I understand it 4.0 will have AD emulation and has the
ability to use openldap as well as it's own internal ldap server. I
personally think this is great as I replace NT 4.0 PDCs with samba3 but
Zach is right a real pain to setup. The smbldap stuff has a lot of good
working stuff with the migration tools for /etc/passwd and /etc/group
files and such. Maybe those projects would have a good starting place for
some of the Ubuntu project. Just an idea.
It would be nice to be able to replace a AD sever but also have the
secure ldap auth stuff for the Ubuntu systems. If possible could that be
made generic enough so that most Linuxes can use it?
I am really happy to here that you guys have stepped up to address this
stuff. I look forward to testing and helping out as much as possible. Not
a programmer but a half decent sysadmin so I will do what I can.
-E-Mail rhouston at rlhc.net
> I would like to thank the members of this group for stepping up and
> taking on this challenge. Back in October 2005, when Mark Shuttleworht
> solicited feature requests for UBZ, I spoke up and pleaded for LDAP
> configuration on the server & client. Since then I have eagerly followed
> progress on the Network Authentication spec.
> Having wrestled with integrating Samba & OpenLDAP for some time, I now
> basically have it working. However it is a very "do-it-yourself" project
> and feels bound together with "bailing wire and duct tape," so to speak.
> Microsoft has been making network authentication easy for a long time
> (since at least NT4). Apple has Open Directory. Sun's Directory
> Server is now $free. Those of us who feel the Ubuntu Linux is a
> superior operating system are pained when our Windows colleagues show us
> how easy it is to configure an authenticated network with LDAP & Kerberos
> using ADS.
> So again, thank you for taking on this challenge. It is badly needed
> and will serve to propel Ubuntu Linux & the Linux community as a whole up
> to and beyond what is offered by other operating systems. I look forward
> to following the progress of the effort and helping out where possible by
> testing and filing bug reports.
> Zach C.
> On 10/27/06, Corey Burger <corey.burger at gmail.com> 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.
>> What is our mission, you ask?
>> We aim to make Ubuntu rock, both as a client of directory services and
>> as a server of the same.
>> Who are we?
>> A group of people with extensive experience with AD and other similar
>> technologies, including Jerry Haltom, Andrew Forgue, Jorge Castro and
>> myself.Things like DFS, deploying printers, domain controller
>> replication, DNS, joining clients to a domain, Windows Server Update
>> Services, Group Policy Objects, and scripting Windows.
>> So what are you working on?
>> Lots of things. Here is the quick skinny:
>> Easy connection of clients to an LDAP server (including AD)
>> ion (still under heavy review and rewriting)
>> An easy LDAP server
>> An update server
>> Is that all your are working on?
>> Far from it. Here are some more:
>> Where do we find you?
>> On Launchpad, of course:
>> On freenode:
>> On our mailing lists
>> What can I do to help?
>> We need help polishing up our specs. We need code monkeys. Lots of
>> them. Those that speak C and Python are most appreciated.
>> Lets make feisty rock in the enterprise space!
>> ubuntu-devel mailing list ubuntu-devel at lists.ubuntu.com
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