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[Freeipa-interest] FW: Sun releases APOC



It was suggested on fedora-devel that this might be of interest to this
list.
        
        --razvan
        
Razvan Corneliu C.R. VILT wrote: 
> While stuff released by Sun Microsystems is not really what fedora-devel
> is usually about, this little piece of technology, with a design simple
> enough for every admin to understand, does change a lot in enterprise
> deployment, and seems to be a natural complement to the FreeIPA project.
> 
> What it is all about is rather simple: Having a "centralized storage for
> application and desktop configuration". In APOC's case it's a LDAP
> server. I can only dream of the day in which my GAIM and Evolution
> settings can be loaded on a PDA (say N800) or another new workstation
> from the LDAP server, as well as imposing settings for my users.
> 
> While the first one can be solved by a NFS or CIFS mount, the second one
> is not really that elegantly solved.
> 
> From my point of view it's the most elegant approach to this problem and
> I hope that the Fedora Project plans to include it's wonderful
> functionality into future versions of the distribution.
> 
> I am aware of the fact that everything that APOC does can be replicated
> using some other mechanisms, but none is as elegant as storing
> everything in a LDAP server, and it obviously makes more sense to do so
> considering that FreeIPA and Samba4 and many other projects base their
> data storage on LDAP.
> 
> With stuff like this, easily manageable UNIX desktops seem to be closer
> every day.
> 
> I am rather curious on what you guys think.
> 
> Cheers,
> Razvan
> 
> P.S.: Before you ask, YES it's GPL 2.0 (dual-licensed with CDDL) and
> it's hosted at freedesktop.org ( http://apoc.freedesktop.org/wiki/ to be
> more exact)


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