Distributed Winbind

Gerald Carter jerry at samba.org
Fri Jan 25 12:57:05 GMT 2002

On Fri, 25 Jan 2002, Esh, Andrew wrote:

> A while back there was a small amount of discussion about winbind, and
> the problem of Unix-ID-to-Windows-SID mappings being done
> independently on each Samba server. Files being moved between such
> servers via Unix methods such as NFS and FTP servers would probably
> become owned by a different Windows user.
> Is there any interest in having a Master winbind daemon open a network
> socket for Client winbind daemons to make requests from? Is this not a
> problem for anyone else?

I've been working on using LDAP for the SID<-> uid mappings.
Got some initial code.  Looks like it will work out ok.
Would you be interested in this?

chau, jerry
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