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Gerald Carter cartegw at Eng.Auburn.EDU
Tue Jul 28 13:44:33 GMT 1998

Dan Herron wrote:
> What I still don't understand is: is there some way to achieve that? 
> Can I (via any other method) refer to user "domainname\username", in 
> order to grant access to files, etc?

The username <-> RID mapping is not completed.  Remember that you are
dealing with experimental code not designed for a production 

> Not to in any way knock the excellent work being done on Samba, but 
> that _is_ a big part of having domains, right? So that I can control 
> things from one central place? (I'm new to both NT and Samba). 

Correct, but we're not through yet.  The actual PDC support will not be
released as stable until around samba version2 or so.  This is more of a
testing environment.  **use at your own risk**  There is a lot more to
be done.

> Possible or not, I don't think this is clearly stated in the FAQs. 
> (Since I've seen this question asked already several times in my 
> brief time on the list, I'd even be happy to summarize whatever the 
> answer is and send it to be added to the FAQ, if that would help!)

I'll update the FAQ now and try to state things more clearly.

                            Gerald ( Jerry ) Carter	
Engineering Network Services                           Auburn University 
jerry at   

       "...a hundred billion castaways looking for a home."
                                  - Sting "Message in a Bottle" ( 1979 )

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