"The company I work for had finally realized the benefits of a
decent source code versioning system so after a short evaluation
they settled on Subversion. To make user management easier they
also wanted to use Microsoft Active Directory, so I set off on a
quest to make Apache talk to our Active Directory 2003 server for
authentication. Before I explain to you how I set this all up on
Debian Etch I have to get something off my chest first. Sensitive
people may want to skip the next paragraph.
"Microsoft Active Directory is a bit-rotten crock that should
have never seen the light of day. After two full days of waving
dead chickens at it, trying to make any sense of it's irrational
behavior I would love nothing more than to pick it up and throw it
off the roof of our building, BofH style, aiming it at the PHB that
bought it in the first place..."