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

Jeremy Allison jeremy at
Wed Dec 29 21:45:15 GMT 1999

Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton wrote:

> well, i didn't realise that you felt that strongly about this.  it can be
> written conceptually as something that's outside of samba's scope but
> implemented as part of samba's... code.

Yes I do. Samba is getting unmanagable complex. It's a fileserver
dammit, not a complete UID mapping solution. That's a *different*

> you are correct in thinking that it is not samba's job to create SURS
> tables.  you are not correct, imo, in thinking that samba can get away
> without _using_ surs tables.  no posix-compliant and windows-nt-compliant
> system can - fact, end-of-story - by definition.  if you have posix, you
> have uids.  if you have windows nt, you have SIDS.  therefore, by
> definition, you mMUST have a SURS table to link the two.
> exactly what that table is, and how to create  it and how to use is are
> all TOTALLY separate concepts.

Indeed. That's why I want it in a TOTALLY separate program
from Samba :-).


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