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

Jeremy Allison jeremy at
Thu Dec 30 21:12:13 GMT 1999

Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton wrote:

> FANTASTIC.  HOORAY.  we finally have the answer.  you have decided that
> putting a Unix box into more than one domain is something that simply...
> should not be done.  not for any technical reason, but because you don't
> think it should be done.
> not because it's impossible to design and use a sustem that allows a Unix
> box to be in more than one NT domain, but because you think it would be
> complicated.

Yes. This is exactly the point. It is the same reason that Andrew
decided not to use your daemon scheme for the RPC code. It is *too

> so, if i can come up with a scheme that is also simple to use, will you
> accept it?

I'm happy to make it a .so loadable mechanism, that way you
can do whatever you want, and I won't have to support/document/
maintain it.


Buying an operating system without source is like buying
a self-assembly Space Shuttle with no instructions.

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