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Postby kashifsohail » Thu Dec 18, 2003 2:25 pm

Dear Fellows there are some questions i need to ask
1: is there windows like acitve directory based network in linux if so ( i hope it will be better) can someone point me to some good starting point link
2: what distroo is more userfriendly and good for application
3: if redhat then what version of linux is more userfriendly 7,8,9,


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Postby farhantoqeer » Thu Dec 18, 2003 3:26 pm

Click them for directory services, i personaly have not experienced it though.
http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/LDAP-HOWTO/
http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/LDAP-Implementation-HOWTO/

Hmm, answer of your second quesiton is every linux distrubution is users friendly if users use them, Simple, isnt it?

Personally i like RH-7.2.
But my suggestion is not to go for RedHat anymore, give a try to Slackware or Mandrake.
If you have old hardware like Pentium-2, 3 with least ram Slackware will be awesome, Mandrake kinda resource hungry (by desktop perspective) but have very cool installer and other stuff.

In last,
Be your own judge, get 2, 3 distributions, install them, play with them i bet you will have better grounds.

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Postby LinuxFreaK » Thu Dec 18, 2003 8:53 pm

Dear kashifsohail,
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Check out http://www.linuxhomenetworking.com

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Thaks for telling about linuxhomenetworking

Postby kashif » Fri Dec 19, 2003 3:08 am

Assalam 0 alaikum!
I just check througly.
It is amazing site having info of Linux
http://www.linuxhomenetworking.com/

Every user should check and read it.

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Postby zaeemarshad » Sat Dec 20, 2003 12:16 am

LDAP is what MS uses underneath their AD structure but you will be better off using commerical directory servers like that of Sun, Novell or others. I have found LDAP pretty difficult to configure . rather i admit my complete incompetency in configuring ldap. never got it to work. if you do get it do post it at our wiki so that others like me can get some help.

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Postby LinuxFreaK » Sat Dec 20, 2003 8:58 am

Dear Zaeem Arshad,
Salam,

zaeemarshad wrote:LDAP is what MS uses underneath their AD structure but you will be better off using commerical directory servers like that of Sun, Novell or others. I have found LDAP pretty difficult to configure . rather i admit my complete incompetency in configuring ldap. never got it to work. if you do get it do post it at our wiki so that others like me can get some help.


some urls on directory performance:
http://www.keylabs.com/results/microsoft/ad/index.htm (AD vs NDS)
http://www.novell.com/competitive/nds/bench.html (NDS vs AD)
http://www.mindcraft.com/directorymark/
http://www.codeproject.com/dotnet/dotnetopenldap.asp

Bookmartks
http://www.digitalprognosis.com/bookmarks.htm

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