ldap was Re: [Samba] Samba 4

Farkas Levente lfarkas at bppiac.hu
Thu Aug 25 19:14:58 GMT 2005

Jelmer Vernooij wrote:
> Farkas Levente wrote:
>>Gerald (Jerry) Carter wrote:
>>>Farkas Levente wrote:
>>>>Gerald (Jerry) Carter wrote:
>>>>>Samba 4 does include its own LDAP Directory service and
>>>>>Heimdal based KDC. The reasons for this are to get a working
>>>>>implementation up and running. Later efforts will probably
>>>>>focus more on integration of other 3rd party pieces
>>>>this means, that samba4 has it's own build in ldap server which
>>>>is neither OpenLDAP nor Fedora Directory Server?
>>>Yes. Written from scratch.
>>this seems to me a bit of waste of resources:-(
> There is a good reason for this: AD clients expect non-standard
> behaviour from their LDAP server, so we can't just use OpenLDAP. The
> Samba4 LDAP server can function pass thru requests to any other
> standards-compliant LDAP server.

my question just wouldn't it be possible to include a frontend for some 
kind of ldap and kerberos server?
wouldn't it be easier to enhance openldap or fedora/netscape directory 
server? or they are so badly implemented ldap servers?

   Levente                               "Si vis pacem para bellum!"

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