Odp: Windows 2000 domain development [was Re: TNG-stable]

RSzczesniak at mis.com.pl RSzczesniak at mis.com.pl
Mon Oct 2 19:40:33 GMT 2000

Gerald Carter <gcarter at valinux.com>
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00-10-02 05:47

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        Temat:  Windows 2000 domain development [was Re: TNG-stable]

[Cross posted to samba-technical.  Please post follow ups
there.  Thanks.]

Mike Brodbelt wrote:
> > We haven't even really started on Win2K 
> > domains, either, as far as I know.
> What are the plans with regard to this? Are there any? 
> The mess MS made of Kerberos caused a lot of discussion 
> a while ago, but I've heard little since. Is anyone 
> working from the MS document on the grounds that
> their position that it is a trade secret is legally 
> untenable, or is anyone trying to clean room 
> reverse engineer the protocol? Or is it just
> too soon for anything to happen in this arena yet?

Here is my line of thinking. 

  o First project is to get an AD compatible schema 
    implemented in OpenLDAP so we can store user account 
    attributes for Samba.  This is only a stepping stone.

  o By implementing the previous step, it will be a little
    easier to incorporate Samba as a Windows 2000 domain 

  o The final piece is a UNIX based KDC that knows 
    about the infamous Windows 2000 PAC.

I realize this is **extremely** simplified.  Just a quick
attempt to map development out. 

Of course, from a development standpoint, this comes after 
the solidified NT 4 domain controller support.  We need
a more complete MS-RPC subsystem to move ahead. 

btw...Jean-Francois is making progress on porting SAMR
functions from TNG into HEAD.  Just a little "Hooray!" for
JF.  :-)

"Hooray ! Hooray ! Hooray !"


Cheers, jerry
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