Security Identifier (SID) to User Identifier (uid) ResolutionSystem

Nicolas Williams Nicolas.Williams at
Wed Dec 29 18:09:46 GMT 1999

> Nicolas Williams <Nicolas.Williams at> schrieb/wrote: 
> > Remember, the mapping of uids/gids->sids is there so that users can 
> > look at and try to manipulate permissions on Unix files from their NT 
> > clients. 
> Why is this important anyway? A UI that deals with native Unix/POSIX 
> permissions is easily written and would also work on Windows 9x. 

I believe I was making a point that the uid/gid->sid mappings we're
talking about are there so Unix file permissions/ACLs can be mapped to
NT ACLs in ways that make sense to users when they look at them. Thus
the issue of mapping uids/gids to host-based or domain-based SIDs+RIDs
is really a cosmetic issue.

> -- 
> Claus Andre Faerber <>
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