[ Thanks to Peter Parker for this
“While Microsoft’s Active Directory (AD) is an effective play to
circumvent the inherent central authentication foibles of Linux,
getting the technology synced with servers has been a complex
undertaking for IT practitioners, to say the least.
“The problems of authentication stem from Linux’s Unix roots,
said John Enck, research director at Stamford, Conn.-based research
firm Gartner Inc…”