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Active Directory comes to Linux with Samba 4

Jan 19, 2009, 15:02 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Rodney Gedda)

"Speaking at this year's linux.conf.au Linux and open source conference in Hobart, Bartlett said Samba 4 is aiming to be a replacement for AD by providing a free software implementation of Microsoft's custom protocols.

"Because AD is "far more than LDAP and Kerberos", Bartlett said, Samba 4 is not only about developing with Microsoft's customisation of those protocols, it is also about moving the project beyond just providing an NT 4 compatible domain manager.

""I've been working on Samba 4 for four years to try and provide a way to not run Microsoft servers at the centre of the network, which then leads to the clients," he said. "But I am a realist and we have implemented the logon server for Samba 4.""

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