On 05/10/2011 05:42 PM, Sigbjorn Lie wrote:
> Hi,
> I would like to see the ipa client scripts and possibly the admin
> tools in a nice Solaris package. This would make my job a lot easier
> as we have a lot of customers running Solaris. :)
> For the server part I agree with you, keep it at RHEL.
> SSSD @ Solaris / HP-UX / AIX ... well there isn't much (if any) of the
> UNIX vendors selling their iron as client machines anymore. And I
> don't see a considerable benefit in adding SSSD to servers, who will
> be well connected to the network anyway.


> Rgds,
> Siggi
> On 05/10/2011 11:31 PM, Dmitri Pal wrote:
>> 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
>> community.
>> 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,
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