On Wed, Jul 22, 2009 at 11:03 AM, Mathias Gug <math...@ubuntu.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> On Tue, Jul 21, 2009 at 10:11 PM, Kai-Cheung
> Leung<kcle...@users.sourceforge.net> wrote:
> > Actually, 389 *is* part of the FreeIPA and the FreeIPA team (which I
> > am an admin of)  has also decided to get 389 in first, then include
> > other parts of the FreeIPA so that Ubuntu can have the full FreeIPA
> > system.
> >
> > Our long term goal is to have the full FreeIPA implementation in
> > Ubuntu, and therefore as a first step, we now include 389 directory
> > server in Karmic.
> >
> I agree that having the FreeIPA project part of Ubuntu would be a
> great step forward. There are multiple components from the FreeIPA
> project and 389 Directory is only one of them. As there is already a
> similar component available from the Ubuntu archive I'm not convinced
> that packaging 389 Directory is the quickest way to get the
> functionality of FreeIPA in Ubuntu.
> IMO the most useful components of FreeIPA are the new client daemon
> (SSSD) and the admin tools: xmlrpc server and the web interface based
> on turbogears. These don't have similar components in the archive and
> provide the glue for the Directory, Kerberos and Dns server.

Well, I will second this : compared to commercial products, what is really
is a [Web] UI that scale and integrate nicely with the different components
: Directory, DNS and certainly
other components like DHCP, TFTP, CUPS, Samba, etc. ;-)

> Has anyone tried to load the default FreeIPA DIT in openldap, setup
> the MIT krb5 package to connect to openldap and experiment with the
> admin tools?
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> Mathias Gug
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