Re: FW: OT: Integrating Directory Services for Linux

Horst von Brand (
Mon, 10 Sep 2001 17:27:20 -0400 (Frank Schneider) said:


> The problem is at the moment, that every DS-structure wants to gain
> access of the "core-tasks" like AAA (Authentication, Authoriasation,
> Accounting), MS is pushing this because they think when their OS sits in
> the middle, all the other servers have to move to W2k too.
> Novell and OpenLDAP are likely doing the same, without the marketing
> perhaps (OpenLDAP), but the target is also clear.

LDAP is an _open_ standard by the IETF, OpenLDAP is an _open source_
implementation of the above.

Sure, it would be nice if Linux runs every DS under the sun, but AFAICS it
should concentrate on open standards.

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