[olug] Open Source/Linux - Directory Services

aric at omahax.com aric at omahax.com
Wed Sep 1 14:47:14 UTC 2010

Free as in beer and not isopropyl.

On Tue, 31 Aug 2010 15:32:16 +0000, drpunkerz at gmail.com wrote:
> Free IPA sounds good right about now. :)
> Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Phil Brutsche <phil at brutsche.us>
> Sender: olug-bounces at olug.org
> Date: Tue, 31 Aug 2010 10:17:56 
> To: Omaha Linux User Group<olug at olug.org>
> Reply-To: Omaha Linux User Group <olug at olug.org>
> Subject: Re: [olug] Open Source/Linux - Directory Services
> Sun's directory server - currently called Sun Java System Directory
> Server - is based on the old Netscape Directory Server... which Red Hat
> purchased and open sourced:
> http://directory.fedoraproject.org/
> Incidentally, it is packaged into a product called FreeIPA
> (http://www.freeipa.org/page/Main_Page). You're better off using that
> rather than hacking together your own solution - your successors will
> thank you.
> On 8/31/2010 9:37 AM, Bill Brush wrote:
>> I see.
>> Well I have had experience with AD, eDir, OpenLDAP and I have to say I
>> think eDir is pretty much the best directory available.  Can I ask
>> what kind of problems you're seeing?
>> Sun (who owns them now?) had/has a directory but I have no experience
>> with it.  For FOSS I think OpenLDAP is pretty much the only thing that
>> comes close to being a mature product.

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