Current ideas on kerberos requirements for Samba4

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at
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

Andrew Bartlett                      
Authentication Developer, Samba Team 
Student Network Administrator, Hawker College
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