FW: Speed comp. TNG & 2.2.alpha (fwd)

Elrond elrond at samba-tng.org
Mon Mar 5 17:38:49 GMT 2001

On Tue, Mar 06, 2001 at 12:08:50AM +1100, Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton wrote:
> > Of course the other way round will get interesting, what
> > happens, if we have a file with a GID, that SURS does not
> > known about...
> that's a system configuration error.
> what happens on unix when you ave a file owned by a uid or a gid that
> isn't in /etc/passwd or /etc/group?
> 1) ls -al shows numbers not names
> 2) only root can change ownership of the file.
> well, we can't do an equivalent to 1) in the "unknown" circumstances, with
> SURS.  so throw an error: let the app deal with it [access denied].

Okay, that sounds reasonable, somewhat.

Bad, there's no "nobody"-SID on NT...

(For ACLs, we can simply "ignore" unknown GIDs/UIDs, but
for owner/group of a file, we can't. I guess, NT wont like
it, if it requests that info and we return a NULL-ptr in
the SD, or will it like that?)


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