Current ideas on kerberos requirements for Samba4
abartlet at samba.org
Wed May 25 00:37:44 GMT 2005
On Tue, 2005-05-24 at 21:13 +0200, Tony Earnshaw wrote:
> Paul Kölle wrote:
> > I might add that AD is in some way an "enabling technology" for
> > Microsoft. People buy it to get the best out of other MS technologies
> > like Sharepoint or Exchange, it is the glue and cornerstone of an MS
> > based network infrastructure.
> The problem is, that AFAICS there is no way Samba of any ilk will ever
> get to be a mini-Microsoft surrogate. It will never get to interface
> with Exchange (think of mapi). Not that there aren't already excellent
> alternatives to Exchange, as has been pointed out in other threads and
> other MLs.
We are working closely with the 'OpenChange' project, which is the only
project I've seen that appears to have a serious chance of handling the
'Exchange problem' for real. They are building on Samba4 to handle the
exchange protocol, and are making good progress in understanding it. I
wish them the best of luck.
Andrew Bartlett http://samba.org/~abartlet/
Authentication Developer, Samba Team http://samba.org
Student Network Administrator, Hawker College http://hawkerc.net
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