31/32 bit UIDs and GIDs

Jeremy Allison jallison at whistle.com
Fri Jun 5 19:24:37 GMT 1998

Richard Sharpe wrote:
> Hi,
> I have just discovered that Digital UNIX 4.0D has the capability of using
> 31/32-bit UIDs and GIDs.  This capability is switched off by default.
> Other UNIXen may also have this capability.  I wonder which ones?
> My main questions are:
>   What impact does this have on Samba? UID_T on DU will be larger, so does
> this
>   impact anything?

Should work fine. The only problem might be mapping users
with a very high uid_t to an NT RID when using the domain

Otherwise everything should just work fine - if it doesn't
it's a bug so report it.



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