what are the alternatives to active directory or novell?

January 26, 2012 at 15:03:07
Specs: Linux i686
i have been looking around for an alternative to active directory and novell. does anyone have any suggestions for a solution to act as a primary domain controller with policy support? samba seems to be the only solution i can find.

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#1
January 26, 2012 at 21:03:49
Yep, SAMBA is the Networking solution available for Linux: http://www.samba.org

http://www.cyberciti.biz/tips/linux...


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#2
January 26, 2012 at 23:46:38
I think you are a little confused as to the difference between a Directory Service and Samba, which is just an Open Source implementation of Microsoft's SMB file sharing protocol. Have a look at Wikipedia's article on Directory Services ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Direct... ) which lists several implementations and explains what a Directory Service is.

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#3
January 27, 2012 at 01:49:39
ijack in the second link I posted it states OpenLPAD is included which is listed in the link you posted....

http://www.openldap.org


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#4
January 27, 2012 at 14:41:47
In a real sense there is no direct solution to either.

2x.com offers maybe the most direct competition to either.

Both Active Directory and Novell's stuff are pretty good.


Linux does some other things that may suit your need. It uses different approaches to the tasks AD does.

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#5
February 3, 2012 at 11:13:20
have any of you tried resara server?

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#6
February 15, 2012 at 03:24:26
U can use NFS server for sharing n/w for some common domain, for linux OS, but if u have windows system also in n/w then in addition to NFS u have to use samba server also, for any login authentication NIS services in domain server has to be started which will authorize the user for login , user,group or quota policies can also be implemented through this. In summery NFS,samba,NIS services will do your job



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