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

Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton lkcl at
Fri Dec 31 09:45:41 GMT 1999

> Seriously, while the remote NT server will supply a list of SIDs for the
> user, for populating a SURS table they need to be translated to names, and
> then back to UIDs or GIDs.  While I can see some wanting to map directly
> from a SID to a UID/GID, in practice, the text name is the only thing that
> you can control or predict it's value.  Hence the population and
> de-population tools will be dependent on it.

yep.  i know.  ok, _practical_ auto-popl / de-popl tools will need to know
names.  _usage_ of the SURS table most definitely does not.

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