[Samba] A bit OT: LDAP and AD interoperability with LDAP as master

Michael Bartosh mbartosh at mac.com
Thu Feb 19 07:39:58 GMT 2004

At 6:11 PM +0100 2/17/04, Adrian Gschwend wrote:
>Setting up the Linux and Solaris clients to use LDAP is not really a
>problem. Connecting AD to LDAP looks much more complicated, after one week
>of testing and experimenting it gets quite annoying ;)

Yeah this is totally OT.

SunONE has a sync tool for AD... there are some other meta directory 
products out there. Last I looked, though, OpenLDAP's back-meta 
wasn't up to this.

There's no point in religous wars about what's open and what's not. 
The point behind LDAP is that the standard is open- Who cares what's 
behind it... AD speaks LDAP, and AD makes an OK LDAP server for Unix 
hosts. If you have to support a lot of windows clients, it's the best 
choice right now, until someone comes up with a replacement.


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