The Domain Server is designed to fulfill the role of a Windows NT
domain controller. The Linux Domain controller utilizes LDAP and is
designed to provide services offered by commercial directories such
as Microsoft's Active Directory and Novell's E-Directory. Current
development is working to use the LDAP functionality to conjoin all
of the RHSD projects for centralized administration.
RH Domain Server is currently best suited for
medium sized businesses. This is not a capacity limitation,
but the mere fact that the Samba project has not released the code
required for Inter-Domain trusts. Most Medium sized business
will not likely require this functionality, but large
organizations may. RH Domain Server is capable of sub-domains
however and can be implemented as a directory root server with
sub-directory servers for the various parts of your organization.
between RHSD projects such as the RHSD Email Server and the RHSD
Domain Controller will allow for use of Single-Sign On. RHSD
also utilizes IETF Standardized projects and therefore will be
compatible with any Directory system compatible with LDAP v.3.
|Migration Tool (Windows NT to
|LDAP-based Local Machine
|Initial Web Portal
||Domain Controller Replication
|Domain Trusts (Version
Currently being Developed:
||Full RHSD Interoperability
|DNS Name Resolution
The Domain Server projects integrates the
||Provides LDAP v3 Directory
Server for maintaining Domain Information
||Provides Windows Interoperability.
||Provides Web services
||Provides administration tools
and webmin interface (if installed)
||Provides Web-Based System
||Provides Web-based Share
||Provides Web Development for
Questions About RH-LDC?
What is the "Web Portal"?
The Web portal is a centralized web location - for the
Administrator, the web portal allows easy Domain administration from
anywhere. For the User, the Web Portal will provide a method
to browse the Network from anywhere. This aspect of the
project aims to give web functionality of a similar capacity that
Netware 6 offers.
the RHLDC do Roaming Profiles? How about Mandatory Profiles?
Sure can. We just need to add some more functionality to the
admin menu - but, you sure could develop a mandatory profile
manually in the meantime. Need Help? Email Soup@systemtoolbox.com
Q: I tried to add a machine to
the domain from the client (without a machine account on the server
first). This didn't seem to work...
A: Sure it does. You just have to
use the user "root" and the password that you set at the
end of installation.
Q: I'm trying to use the LDC
and when I try to add a client to the domain, it says it cannot find
the domain. What's wrong?
A: This tends to occur on
larger networks with multiple domains. Add the IP of the
domain controller as the primary wins controller in the client's IP
settings and it will work fine.