Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 13th Jun 2006 22:16 UTC
GNU, GPL, Open Source It's time for the Windows and Linux communities to drop the religious war and get together in a hurry to put the strengths of each operating system to best use, according to a nationally recognized authority on Windows Server. At the same time, Microsoft has been reaching out to the open-source community to try to find ways to overcome the incompatibilities between software distributed under the GNU General Public License and its own commercial software.
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by s_groening on Wed 14th Jun 2006 00:55 UTC in reply to "LOL."
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Single sign-on generally is not that tough to accomplish, as long as you let everything center around Active Directory (thanks to Kerberos and Samba spnego) but the problems seem to occur the other way around...

It is far worse to get Windows users to log into a 'non NT-style' domain infrastructure, that is LDAP, DNS, Kerberos and Samba, as compared to a plain Samba PDC solution. This is due to the fact that Active Directory is intended for use with Windows in these situations and that it is supposed to be used in this way.

Nothing bad about it as such, it is just a reason as to why Samba 4 aims to being able to emulate a complete Active Directory infrastructure mimicly.

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