LDAP be killing me. I need a good step by step
craig at tobyhouse.com
Wed Jan 9 20:15:23 UTC 2008
On Wed, 2008-01-09 at 14:01 -0600, Les Mikesell wrote:
> Craig White wrote:
> >>>>> I suppose if Fedora saw itself as providing a turnkey distribution with
> >>>>> a notion towards a specific, pre-determined configuration that simply
> >>>>> worked out of the box, that would occur.
> >>>> So no one expects anyone to have more than one fedora box and need them
> >>>> to share network authentication?
> >>>>> i.e., isn't that what your
> >>>>> 'e-smith' distro (or whatever it is called) does?
> >>>> I thought the point of using any packaged distribution was that its own
> >>>> components would work together. E-smith (now SME server) just does a
> >>>> kickstart install and provides a web interface that does all your
> >>>> config-file editing for you with a few concepts combined - mostly geared
> >>>> towards being server for windows boxes. It does provide an ldap setup
> >>>> suitable for an outlook address book, but it can't authenticate against
> >>>> its own LDAP server let alone a different instance.
> >>> ----
> >>> perhaps you need to bugzilla an RFE
> >> I guess I always expected 'Fedora Directory Server' to be part of Fedora
> >> and come set up to work. Maybe I missed something obvious here...
> > ----
> > coming from the guy who last week decried that it seemed the intent of
> > Fedora was to be a self-contained distribution, this is extremely
> > laughable.
> You mean they have to complete the inclusion of every possible package
> in the universe before making their own clients talk to their own
> server? Otherwise I don't how this relates to anything. And is there
> some reason not to expect 'Fedora Directory Server' to not be part of
> ... Fedora?
I suppose if that was an area of concern, I would be monitoring
> > It is impossible to know where you are coming from.
> I'd like something that works... Do you really prefer an LDAP
> authentication client that won't work with the server as shipped in the
> same distribution?
do you mean that it's not working? I must be doing something wrong then
because my main server (RHEL) is the base ldap server and it's handing
the authentication for all the Macintosh, Windows and Linux computers on
my LAN including the Fedora 7 & Fedora 8 clients.
Does your question imply without configuration ("as shipped" reference)?
Heck, not even Windows does that (Neither server nor client will
operate/authenticate without configuration). Configuration details is
what job security is about ;-)
Again, if you think something is wrong with the way they distributing
the software, bugzilla an RFE
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