[Novalug] Linux as a server for a (hypothetical) linux-only office?
kevinchin5 at gmail.com
Mon Jul 28 06:24:12 EDT 2008
[Seeing as this is a Linux list, I thought I'd just chime in a little...
recognizing that not everyone here may be interested in a "mixed-source"
This kind of thing is very doable in the proprietary software world - even
all on Linux. While the technology to do this has existed for at least 5 or
6 years, relatively few enterprises have truly implemented such a solution
100%. At most, they tie together their major systems.and leave a few other
systems to fend for themselves, because they think it wasn't worth the
In the Novell portfolio of software, this kind of solution would include
eDirectory, Identity Manager, Access Manager, and maybe some others as
well. The advantage to using this proprietary software is that you could
tie into your single-sign-on/single authentication solution... not only all
your basic services (file, print, enterprise authentication, etc.) but also
just about any other application you might have (web, DB, etc -- even things
like physical door security).
Linux only? Yes.
Open source only? No. But the solution could include some open source
Down the road, a more comprehensive open-source only solution could evolve
based on technology such as the Higgins Project:
http://www.eclipse.org/higgins/ But there are still several gaps in the
infrastructure to fill in -- not to mention all those existing non-OSS
applications running today.
Anyway, a solution does exist today (on Linux), it's just not all open
On Fri, Jul 18, 2008 at 12:08 PM, Eric Dantan Rzewnicki <eric at zhevny.com>wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 18, 2008 at 07:20:19AM -0700, Igor Birman wrote:
> > I just found this guide:
> > http://www.rrcomputerconsulting.com/view.php?article_id=3
> > Any comments on it? Looks pretty complete..
> > Thanks,
> > Igor
> > ----- Original Message ----
> > From: Igor Birman <igor_birman at yahoo.com>
> > To: novalug at calypso.tux.org
> > Sent: Friday, July 18, 2008 10:06:43 AM
> > Subject: [Novalug] Linux as a server for an office?
> > I have an opportunity to set up a new server for an office running
> > I want the same features as Windows server provides - single signon,
> > ability to change password, access to samba shares without having to
> > in again, and access via VPN.
> I'm interested to know how those of you who have done this kind of thing
> would do it in a hypothetical linux-only environment.
> -Eric Rz.
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