local user map troubles finally solved

Dave J. Andruczyk dave at www.buffalostate.edu
Tue May 11 13:09:34 GMT 1999

> > 
> > > > > You mean if
> > > > > int(guid)==int(uid)
> > > > > then bad things?
> > > >
> > > > basically, yes.
> > >
> > > That's just got to be fixed.
> > > I can't imagine how much trouble that would cause.
> > 
> > Yeah.  Its going to be a problem on most existing systems 
> > to which samba is introduced.
> You right and we know it.  Remember guys, the HEAD branch 
> code is **development** code.  Many features have matured 
> very well while others still have some work to be done.

Someone correct me if I'm wrong,  but from what I've seen on the list for
a while says that NT can have a UID and GID that match, right?  Is this on
the numerical side of things or the textual name?

If its on the name side of things, why can't there be a feature call
"group name mangling"   that would change the text name of the group for
the NT machine i.e. changing the group "user" to "g_user". Wouldn't that
solve the problem of groups that have the same name as users?? (i.e.
redhat systems that be default create uids and gids that match?)

Dave J. Andruczyk
Instructional Support Associate
Department of Technology     
Buffalo State College

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