While cruising the blogosphere to see who was saying what about the newly-released Services For Unix 3.5, I tripped across this post by Joseph Scott. It looks like one of his primary interests is setting up his FreeBSD system to pull Unix directory information out of AD.
This is good news to me, since my team has been really hard at work building a “patterns & practices” guide that tells you, step by step, exactly how to configure a Unix or Linux system to:
It also shows you exactly what you have to do on your DCs to make all this work right.
We burned a lot of midnight oil over the last two weeks to get the guide whipped into shape. We're gonna ship it by the end of the month, and it should be available for free download from technet before Feb 1.
It's not perfect, but we don't want to make people wait for it now that SFU 3.5 is out. This may be another case of “Microsoft gets it right after release”, but I'd rather folks see it sooner. If we made the wrong call, I hope people tell me. Heck, if we made the right call, I hope they tell me.
Has this article been posted yet on technet? If so, what is the link to it?
The TechNet link is http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=23115
I finally got around to writing up a howto on making nss_ldap and pam_ldap on FreeBSD work with Active Directory and SFU 3.5.
What I wouldn't give to be able to edit my own comments :-) I missed a quote at the end of that link, so here it is again:
<a href="http://joseph.randomnetworks.com/archives/2004/06/21/active-directory-with-nss_ldap-and-pam_ldap/">nss_ldap and pam_ldap on FreeBSD with Active Directory and SFU 3.5</a>
Thank god for blogs - this is exactly what I was looking for!
MSFU NFS is very slow, and I wish it used the RFC2307 schema, it would surely make life easier in terms of itegration.