SURS is not SAM (was Re: FW: Speed comp. TNG & 2.2.alpha (fwd))

Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton lkcl at
Tue Mar 6 09:26:12 GMT 2001

On Mon, 5 Mar 2001, Peter Samuelson wrote:

> 'guest user' should never be the same as the Unix side of the
> "wildcard" entry in the 'username map' file (or the equivalent via SURS
> or some other SAM backend implementation).


i'm mentioning this just in case you really think this, but also so that
other people reading this _also_ don't get the wrong impression:

SURS is not a SAM database.

SURS is a map between relevant SAM database entries across your entire
NT domain and relevant unix database entries.

relevant unix database entries.  this implies one SURS map tper unix host,
where each SURS map "tracks" the "conventions" widely applied on a
day-to-day basis in unix networks across the world: namely that by
"convention", a unix user on two or more unix computers is given the same
local user id.


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