Long machine names...

Gerald Carter cartegw at Eng.Auburn.EDU
Thu May 21 19:06:48 GMT 1998

Tim Winders wrote:
> On Thu, 21 May 1998, Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton wrote:
> Are there any restrictions on rid numbers?  A typical unix system 
> cannot have a uid larger than 65534 (or something like that).  If the 

Solaris 2.6 has 32-bit uids.  Just fyi

> key is to keep rids unique, why not have samba generate the rid using 
> a number that is greater than the largest possible uid?  If you do 
> that, you don't have to worry about duplicate uid/rid conficts etc.  I 
> am sure I am missing something here and you/jeremy will point it 
> out...

Each part of the SID if a 16-bit number, correct?


where YYYYYYY ( the RID ) is a 16-bit number.

                            Gerald ( Jerry ) Carter	
Engineering Network Services                           Auburn University 
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