winbindd_idmap.tdb recovery

Tim Potter tpot at
Thu Feb 14 10:18:33 GMT 2002

On Fri, Feb 08, 2002 at 01:21:52PM -0800, MCCALL,DON (HP-USA,ex1) wrote:

> At least on HP-UX, uid_t is a 32bit unsigned integer, capable of handling
> the entire rid space from win2k...
> Why map at ALL? just USE the rid comming back from the Win2k server, and
> only map if there is a conflict with a local uid?  Or are most other UN*X
> implementations more limited to their uid space?

Some unicies only have 16-bit uids which makes things a bit more tricky.
Redhat 5.2 is one example.

Winbindd was originally developed to run on a rh52 system so this is why
we initially chose a first-come first-served algorithm for id mapping.


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