On Wed, 2008-04-09 at 13:40 -0700, JJB wrote:
> My IT department has implemented a samba PDC and now we are taking flack
> for it. Can anyone help me out with some good justifications for doing
> it this way vs the Microsoft way? Have a meeting about it in a short
> We wanted to do it because Linux is more secure and more stable. But
> there may be other good reasons and it would be good to know them. Or
> maybe it would be better to go with the Microsoft solutions?
This is almost a troll question. what is better, beer or whine ...
But let's try anyway:
* samba is faster (ie. network performance)
* samba deals better with load (scalability)
* samba provides an additional security level by having linux accounts
* samba is open source = support for any version of will will continue
as long as _you_ resp. your company are willing to support it
* beware that samba PDC == winnt PDC, no ADS PDC yet
* samba let's you control/configure much more things you could ever
configure in a windows PDC
* all components of a samba PDC are well documented (like openldap etc.)
* samba is - of course - muchmuch cheaper due to the lack of license
just some initial thoughts ...
For more technical information check the samba HP and/or one of the many
comparisons you will find on the net.
bestsolution.at EDV Systemhaus GmbH
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