[Mono-list] Need to query Active Directory groups from linux

neiby jneiberger at gmail.com
Sat Jun 27 18:18:33 EDT 2009

Anyone? I just need to know if I'm on the right track. If I am, I can point
my friend in this direction and let him take it from there.


neiby wrote:
> forgive the totally newb question. Even though I'm not qualified to do so,
> I'm trying to help someone figure out a way to query active directory
> group membership information from linux. During a discussion we had,
> someone else mentioned Mono as a possible solution since it might allow
> them to write a .NET tool to do the query, but do it directly from a linux
> box.
> Here's the issue. This linux box is running an application that needs to
> watch IP addresses going through it, query AD to find out what user owns
> that IP address (that part already works), and then query AD to see what
> groups that user is  member of. Depending on the answer, various internet
> access rules will be applied to that traffic. 
> Would Mono be one possible solution to that problem?
> Many thanks!

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