MACHINE.SID conversion bug?

John Terpstra jht at
Wed Sep 19 09:54:02 GMT 2001

I think we have a little glitch.

Reproduce observations as follows:

1. MACHINE.SID file from samba-2.0.7 in private directory
2. Stop samba smbd
3. delete any resident secrets.tdb file
4. Start samba (smbd)
6. Use rpcclient to do an lsaquery

Observation: the Machine SIDs differ.

Is this a problem? Probably is because when upgrading samba from 2.0.x all
NT/2K clients will need to rejoin the security domain. Bad, Bad situation!

- John T.

John H Terpstra
Email: jht at

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