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Domain controller in Linux?

By jdclyde ·
Greetings.

I have worked with *nix for several years now, but we have never had a domain controller of any kind. With all the talk of Novell and Active Directory, it only makes sence that there is a Domain Controller for Linux that could control both the *nix and windows boxes? (98/2k/xp)

What do you use?
How do you like it?
Links?

Thanks!

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by BFilmFan In reply to Domain controller in Linu ...

Domain controllers for 2K and XP would most likely Active Directory servers, which would run on Microsoft OS.

I think that Novell's eDirectory has the capability of talking with AD, Novell and Linux. Might want to look in that direction.

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by jdclyde In reply to Domain controller in Linu ...

BFF, my boss is pretty ANTI-MS, so we would NEVER get an AD server. EVER.

It also sounds like Novell is beyond the scope of my network. About 100 computers, devided between four locations.

I am looking for a linux solution that would scale for this size of a network.

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by sgt_shultz In reply to Domain controller in Linu ...

got Samba?

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by jdclyde In reply to Domain controller in Linu ...

Yes, we have Samba. It is being used to share out network drives currently. Samba does domain control?

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by faradhi In reply to Domain controller in Linu ...

JD,

I don't think Novell would be beyond the scope of your network. We had Novell for a 50 pc network before moving to active directory.

It might be good to look at it anyways.

Also, I am just north of completely ignorant about linux so take this with a grain of salt. You may be able to set up a older NT Domain using a couple of SAMBA servers as a PDC and BDC.

This is an OLD article from Linux Mag that may help. http://www.linux-mag.com/2002-02/samba_01.html

That said, I think BFIlmfan was correct that eDirectory is probably your best route.

Good Luck!

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by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to Domain controller in Linu ...

Ubuntu has a Server option at

http://tinyurl.com/b3jek

I personally haven't used it so I'm not sure how good it is but it would be easy to use.

Debian would do the job easily for you but it's by no means the easiest Nix to work with but they do have a very big Community Group that is quite helpful. For more details on everything Debian try here

http://tinyurl.com/mkly

Both the Download and Support forums are located here.

Enjoy JD.

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by jdclyde In reply to

I will have to look at the Ubunto and Samba options.

The problem is, right now funding is hard to get for things that "already work". if not downright impossible.

That is why I am looking for an opensource solution.

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