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

Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton lkcl at
Wed Dec 29 19:04:40 GMT 1999

On Tue, 28 Dec 1999, Jeremy Allison wrote:

> Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton wrote:
> > 
> > > They create different SIDs because they are *DIFFERENT USERS*.
> > 
> > if they are different users, then they should be in private/smbpasswd, not
> > verified against the PDC.
> No. Not true. We verify against the PDC as a convenience. The
> real user list remains in /etc/passwd (or the nsswitch equivalent).

real, only in the unix world (governed by the posix convention of using
the same uids on multiple local POSIX systems to represent the same user).

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