RID <-> UID map file...why?

Gerald Carter jerry at samba.org
Wed Jul 3 05:17:02 GMT 2002

On Wed, 3 Jul 2002, Ray Strode wrote:

> Hi everyone,
> Why does winbindd use a tdb file that maps rid's to dynamically
> generated uid's? I ask because with the 2.4 linux kernel uid's are
> 32-bit values, so it seems that the rid could be used for the uid and
> gid directly.  Is this because rid's might conflict with system uid's (<
> 500) ?

No.  this does not work with even two trust relationships.....

> If i mount a common locks directory on all the machines, will all the
> different winbind daemons coexist together?  Or will I end up with a
> corrupted map file?

We're working on this.....

cheers, jerry
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