[Wolves] Windows 2000 ad domain equiv!

Ron Wellsted ron at wellsted.org.uk
Mon Aug 16 20:11:08 BST 2004

On Mon, 2004-08-16 at 18:31, Martyn Carey wrote:
> Hi guys,
>        This may be a bit off topic but i was wondering what experiences 
> people have had, (if any) regards configuring a linux box to be the 
> equivelant of an ms ad domain.
> How easy is samba,open ldap, bind etc to set up and configure!
> I look forward to the replies,
> Thanks
> Martyn

Hi Martyn,

Individually, each is reasonably easy to setup and get working.

The problem is that M$ AD uses then together, such that LDAP is used as
the repository for information, Kerberos is used for authentication and
dns is used to locate services (via M$ extensions).  How these
components interrelate within AD is significant.

As yet, this functionality is not provided by samba 3.0.  At present
samba can authenticate against an AD DC using LDAP/Kerberos, but as yet,
it cannot provide the emulation of a DC.

The samba-tng project <http://www.samba-tng.org/> is working on this but
is still experimental.

Ron Wellsted
ron at wellsted.org.uk
N 52.567623, W 2.137621
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