FW: A proposal for an MIT KDC for Samba4

Karthikeyan R karthikeyan_r at spanservices.com
Mon Oct 12 21:38:13 MDT 2009


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Subject: Re: A proposal for an MIT KDC for Samba4

On Mon, 2009-10-12 at 19:29 +0200, Ondrej Valousek wrote:
> 3. We are talking here about mixed networks with no native ADC. So 
> right now you say freeIPA can coexist with Samba4 (with effectively 
> two KDC's and two synchronized DS's) - taking into account that Samba4 
> is still highly experimental, this seems to me simply to crazy to be 
> actually functional.

It can't yet, it will. We are finishing the exploration phase now, and will start working on some code soon.
As for it being functional, while samba4 has still a lot of rough spots, it has shown it can already serve windows clients in a single server domain, and native replication has just been shown.
So if we keep it down to just the basics we are confident we can use
samba4 to make Windows clients use a single source of identity/authentication.
We do not plan to support more exotic features like supporting exchange deployments against our freeIPA+s4 domain controller.


Simo Sorce
Samba Team GPL Compliance Officer <simo at samba.org> Principal Software Engineer at Red Hat, Inc. <simo at redhat.com>


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