||Unfinished Business Part 2: Closing the Circle|
David Spector's articles hit a number of good points. Some of the comments about eDirectory, Novell, and AD technical details notwithstanding, I feel that his main points are completely valid. There is no standard, out-of-the box Open Source "domain controller." Everyone who wants a network-based authentication and directory service for their Linux/*BSD machines has to "roll their own" custom system....a royal pain in the behind that will prevent enterprises from adopting Open Source.