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

Jeremy Allison jeremy at
Thu Dec 30 03:29:06 GMT 1999

Michael Stockman wrote:
> As far as I can see the algorithmic solution is good for all users
> samba accepts that belong to samba's SAM (implemted in smbpasswd,
> LDAP, NIS or whatever). However it seems to me that this is not the
> case when samba is supposed to accept users belonging to a remote SAM.

What *exactly* do you mean by "accept". This is the crux of the 
discussion. Currently Samba "accepts" logons by name. Samba only
accepts SIDs in ACL set requests. It currently doesn't accepts a
non-local SID  in an ACL set request, and I don't think it should.


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