Security Identifier (SID) to User Identifier (uid) ResolutionSystem
Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton
lkcl at samba.org
Thu Dec 30 08:00:23 GMT 1999
> > Because it makes mapping the Domain SID database to a POSIX
> > uid/gid database much easier. To put a UNIX box in more than
> > one domain complicates that mapping immensely.
> > Simple is good.
> Simple is not realistic in this case, though.
> The last couple of jobs I've worked at both used multiple
> domains - people using a server could be from any of them.
if there's anyone else that feels this way, plese SAY SO. if you don't,
samba will end up staying in the dark ages.
> BTW - here's a dumb question (kind of related via winbind)
> is there an 8-character limitation to the getpwnam()
> implementation? IIRC, at least the passwd file has
> this limit (in Linux).
yes, . it's a pain. it's something to have to consider / deal with. or
just abandone the unix you're using and use another unix.
or use a mapping table to map NT names to <=8 unix usernames.
or restrict ann NT users to <=8 chars too.
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