On 05/10/2011 05:11 PM, Steven Jones wrote:
> Hi,
> There are OSS packages that can be installed into Solaris.....so I dont see 
> why freeipa cant be ported....at least the x86 CPU version anyway. 

I think this will be a huge undertaking. It is not that simple. And is
there really a value for IPA to be on Solaris?
I can understand the client part but the server is less important. It is
a dedicated server running on BM or VM so does it really matter what os
it is running as long it is supported and affordable?

We as a dev community will be open to any effort to port the whole stack
to some other distribution but I bet there are better uses for someones
energy that we can utilize to deliver better functionality to this user

Client is a different issue. I tried to talk to IBM, HP and Sun a year
ago. They are not interested in porting SSSD to their platforms.

>  Oracle/Sun may not want to do IPA but if you had ever had the mis-fortune to 
> try and use Oracle's IdM / OVD /OID you'd understand why few 
> techies/ppl/businesses want it.....its bloody awful to install let alone work 
> with or maintain....So its turns into a risky endeavour and no one sane wants 
> that much risk in their business....let alone the 6 figure costs..........and 
> yes Im talking over a million....
> Hopefully we are getting away from the silo attitude of vendors.....Vendors 
> might want only their products in a customer site, but realistically 
> customers dont want that for lots of reasons, and pillaging your wallet is 
> one of the biggest....
> In our case all that happens is we wont buy Sun kit if it doesnt work the way 
> we want to work....their loss.
> regards
> ________________________________________
> From: freeipa-users-boun...@redhat.com [freeipa-users-boun...@redhat.com] on 
> behalf of Dmitri Pal [d...@redhat.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, 11 May 2011 8:24 a.m.
> To: freeipa-users@redhat.com
> Subject: Re: [Freeipa-users] FreeIPA for Linux desktop deployment
> On 05/10/2011 04:10 PM, Steven Jones wrote:
>> Hi,
>> Its quite interesting that there are no real clients for ipa outside of 
>> RH/Fedora....this will probably do more to delay or restrict its adoption 
>> than anything else.
> Not sure what you are talking about. Any kerberos enabled service is a
> service and any pam_krb5/nss_ldap or SSSD enabled system can be a client.
> SSSD is in Debian, Ubuntu, SUSE, Fedora, RH
> Would be nice to have it in other OSs like Solaris and HP-UX but they
> have other plans.
>> regards
>> Steven
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Thank you,
Dmitri Pal

Sr. Engineering Manager IPA project,
Red Hat Inc.

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