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

Nicolas Williams Nicolas.Williams at
Wed Dec 29 21:11:31 GMT 1999

On Wed, Dec 29, 1999 at 02:03:33PM -0800, Jeremy Allison wrote:
> Nicolas Williams wrote:
> > 
> > Ay! I have been looking at Samba 2.0.5a served shares from an NT4 host
> > since Tuesday, but I never tried using an NT account from a different
> > domain.
> It wil work in the same way that an NT server can cope with access from
> an account from another domain because the Samba server looks at the
> incoming name, not a SID.

Ah. Ok.

> > This is bad. We've got this braindead multiple-NT domain situation here
> > with an NT domain per-continent and we've been telling ppl that they'll
> > be able to use Samba servers from other continents when we upgrade to
> > Samba 2.x.x.
> Yes, this will work.


> > Ok, so the current algorythmic mapping will now definitely not satisfy
> > the needs of the environment where I work.
> I don't see why not. Whenever these users access files on
> a Samba server they're doing it as a uid the Samba server
> knows about, so what is the problem ? Yes if they look at
> the ACLs on a file they will see users local to the Samba
> server as entries, but that's exactly what the ACLs on the
> Samba server represent.

I take that statement back then.

> Jeremy.


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