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

Claus Färber list-samba-technical at
Thu Dec 30 15:23:00 GMT 1999

Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton <lkcl at> schrieb/wrote:
> claus, this is so that native NT file access is validated against what is
> ultimately unix file permissions,

But the file access is validated by the file system SAMBA accesses, not  
the NT machine.

The translation is only necessary for NT tools that show and manipulate  
NT ACLs to be able to handle SAMBA shares.

> not the other way round: management of unix file permissions carried
> out from a custom progaram written for and used on windows.

For some setups, this solution may be better.

Claus Andre Faerber <>
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