Security Identifier (SID) to User Identifier (uid) Resolution System

Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton lkcl at
Fri Dec 24 18:48:37 GMT 1999

On Fri, 24 Dec 1999, Steve Langasek wrote:

> The document also suggests:
> >o       For each POSIX system that has a local password database (e.g.
> >/etc/passwd for security and administrative reasons) and also a remote
> >password database (e.g a NIS or NIS+ database), a separate SURS table
> >MUST be associated with each.
> However, at our installation we have machines with local password databases
> which are only present for administrative reasons; the accounts present in
> each of the local databases are equivalent, and all of the machines are part
> of the same POSIX uid domain.  Perhaps it would be a good idea to clarify this
> point?

yes it would.

... so you have _identical_ accounts on all local password databases.

ok.  thx!

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