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My current environment consists of Linux servers, Solaris servers, and Windows servers and clients. We have no AD (Active Directory) in our Windows environment. I have the following two questions ...
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- 02-18-2010 #1
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Can a Linux LDAP server support Linux, Solaris, and Windows clients?
1- If I make a couple of Linux boxes to be my LDAP servers (master & slave), can they support Solaris & Windows servers/clients as their clients w/o AD?
2- Can LDAP replace internal DNS? If so, is Internal DNS it's primary role or it is best used for SSO (Single Sign On)?
Obviously this is more of a architectural type question and as such I would greatly appreciate a guru's point of view.
Many thanks in advance, and have a terrific day.
- 02-18-2010 #2is Internal DNS it's primary role or it is best used for SSO
A ldap server is a hierarchical database.
And a empty one at the beginning.
Similar to -for example- a MySQL DB, it can be used for all kinds of datastoring.
It *can* be a basis for authentication, *nix OSes might be easier here than windows, as one just ( ) has to configure pam, etc.
Windows authentication.. I am not up to speed in terms of samba/kerberos/ldap.
But last time I checked it was still a pita to setup and maintain.
Ldap can be a backend db of a dns server, but ldap itself is not a dns server.
Last edited by Irithori; 02-18-2010 at 07:50 PM.You must always face the curtain with a bow.