Active Directory server on 6-STABLE ?

Ansar Mohammed ansarm at
Wed Apr 25 23:41:51 UTC 2007

I have OpenLDAP running on FreeBSD 6.x. Simple, effective and reliable. You
can do the same with Active Directory, but you will need Windows 2003. Msg
me offlist if you want to talk about it more.

On 4/25/07, Pat Lashley <patl+freebsd at> wrote:
> I'm looking for a good way to provide a single
> authentication/authorization
> database for multiple applications in an environment consisting of a
> FreeBSD
> server and a collection of primarily Windows (XP) clients.  We do NOT want
> to use the old Windows Domain protocols; and it doesn't look easy to make
> Windows work with anything that isn't a Microsoft work-alike.
> Active Directory looks like a good choice; since it should be easy to
> access
> the database from just about any app that supports LDAP
> authentication.  But
> so far, I haven't found an implementation of an AD-compatible server that
> will
> run on FreeBSD.  (This could, in part, reflect my lack of Windows
> experience...)
> It looks like Samba4 is far enough along to provide the necessary
> functionality;
> but it doesn't build and run on FreeBSD; and I don't currently have the
> time
> available to do the porting work.
> So, have I completely missed some other solution?  Does someone have
> Samba4
> running on FreeBSD 6-STABLE?  Do any of you have any other useful
> (on-topic)
> advice for me?
> Thanks,
> -Pat
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