More proposed passdb changes: users without local unix uids.

Gerald (Jerry) Carter jerry at
Wed Jan 9 05:55:02 GMT 2002

On Tue, 8 Jan 2002, Jeremy Allison wrote:

> > Of course the uid field never makes it to the SAM_ACCOUNT struct, but
> > this method is backward-compatible (as far as I can tell) because the
> > smbpasswd format is unchanged (unless you are a site with over 6000
> > users in smbpasswd, and I highly doubt there are any, given the
> > performance problems).
> I'm concerned about this. The reason is that on many
> sites the users are not allocated in a linear fashion.
> You can't just assume that users over 6000 are "safe".
> I'd resist creating users in smbpasswd that don't exist
> in /etc/passwd. Please don't check this code in yet.


Can I suggest that you implement this as an alternative
samdb backend?  It if works out ok, we can look at swapping
it over.

Just for the record, i agree with Jeremy.

chau, jerry
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