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Sam Hartman
Day DebConf Day 3 (2010-08-03)
Room Interschool Lab
Start time 10:30
Duration 01:00
ID 559
Event type bof
Track Enterprise
Language en

Enterprise Infrastructure BOF

How enterprise technologies such as Kerberos, LDAP, Samba, etc can work better together in Debian

A BOF to explore enterprise infrastructure software such as LDAP, Kerberos, Samba etc and how these packages can work better together to make Debian be a better building block for groups of computers

Debian does a really great job of integrating packages within a single system. It also packages a lot of the enterprise software that you'd want to cause a Debian system to be part of an enterprise infrastructure.

However, Debian is not so great at integrating a computer into a larger infrastructure. Certainly we do that with Debian all the time, and there are even tools to help build solutions--debconf databases, parts of d-i, fai,puppet, parts of samba, etc, etc. However it's nothing like Windows in its simplicity. This BOF discusses how these enterprise infrastructure packages can work together to create a better user experience. We will also explore ways in which the cross-package integration that makes using a single Debian system so successful can serve as a model for longer-term solutions to the problem of building infrastructure out of Debian.