[CentOS] Active Directory

Johnny Hughes johnny at centos.org
Wed Jul 25 11:31:18 UTC 2007


Alexander Georgiev wrote:
>> Basically, the Samba that comes with CentOS-4 or CentOS-5 can do a
>> WindowsNT type domain via LDAP.  You can connect Windows servers and
>> Clients (2000, 2003, XP ... not sure about vista) to this kind of domain
>> and share printers, file servers, etc.
> 
> LDAP is not a requirement.

Right .. it is not strictly a requirement to use LDAP ... however, using
ldap and smbldap-tools allows you to store more things in the directory
server (addresses, phone, e-mail, etc.) than just NT domains alone and
use that in an LDAP address book.  It makes the domain control a little
closer to AD.

When combined with a mail server solution like scalix or zimbra ... you
have something close to AD / Exchange.

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