Server-specific UUID

Mayers, Philip J p.mayers at
Sun Oct 29 21:32:29 GMT 2000

It's definitely a UUID (128-bit thing, used a lot in COM and RPC - same
thing as the interface identifiers).

I didn't think SIDs were the same (in fact, aren't SID's arbitrary length?).
The algorithm to make one is trivial, but it's a question of whether to
specify it, or auto-generate it. As Jean-Francois says, it's easier (safer)
to auto-generate it, but it might turn out to be important for it not to

Then again, we auto-generate the Machine SID...


-----Original Message-----
From: Jeremy Allison
To: Mayers, Philip J
Cc: 'samba-technical at'
Sent: 29/10/00 20:15
Subject: Re: Server-specific UUID

On Sun, Oct 29, 2000 at 05:56:49PM -0000, Mayers, Philip J wrote:
> The extended security stuff requires that each server have a UUID it
> return to the client. Would people like to see this as a config-file
> or autogenerated when first used?

It sounds like the Machine SID - and we autogenerate this when
smbd first starts.



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