[Beowulf] Active directory with Linux

Cunningham, Dave dave.cunningham at lmco.com
Thu Oct 23 10:35:41 PDT 2008

There can be a lot of variation in how AD is set up in various
environments.  The way yours is set up and your ability to influence it
will come in to play.  An all open source solution might be preferable
for many reasons, but if you are interested in COTS the vintela product
from Quest is pretty interesting.


-----Original Message-----
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On Behalf Of Robert G. Brown
Sent: Thursday, October 23, 2008 10:15 AM
To: John Hearns
Cc: beowulf at beowulf.org
Subject: Re: [Beowulf] Active directory with Linux

On Thu, 23 Oct 2008, John Hearns wrote:

> I have to confess my Google skills have failed me.
> If I'm not wrong, there was a recent discussion in these parts re. 
> using Active Directory with Linux. I think there was a commercial 
> product mentioned, which was quite good.
> Can anyone remind me please?
> John Hearns

I'm not sure, but there is a rather long article on it in this month's
Linux Pro magazine.  However, the article only lists the need for
Kerberos, NSS, PAM and Samba to make everything work.  It actually is a
nice article, and I might give its suggestions and methodology a try in
a Windows-server-based site I help with.


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