Category Archives: Kerberos

Did you get DC source code for Christmas?

Just in time for Christmas Samba 4.0 was released. This big news here is Samba 4.0 adds Active Directory Domain Controller emulation, including Kerberos, LDAP, DNS, and a bunch of other services.

While this is an impressive technical achievement, I don’t really see many enterprises adopting it. Samba 4 is fighting against one of the biggest IT pressures, headcount reduction. Most enterprises are now willing to pay more for the license cost of the software if it saves them administrative man hour costs.

So unless Samba 4 is going to be easier to install and maintain than Windows servers, it’s not really going to have an impact. Who knows, maybe it will be that easy. If you have Samba 4 in production drop me a comment and let me know what you think.

Meanwhile, Jackson Shaw is … unimpressed.

Three Takes on the Kerberos Consortium

Rakesh Radhakrishnan has a positive take on the newly formed Kerberos Consortium. Jackson Shaw seems to have a decidedly negative take. Looking through the mission statement I see a lot of interesting ideas. My take is somewhere in the middle. But I am highly skeptical that anything useful will come out of this effort.

(Mirrored from TalkBMC)