winbind UID, GID assignment

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at
Mon May 13 13:58:02 GMT 2002

Mike Gerdts wrote:
> On Mon, 2002-05-13 at 07:35, Andrew Bartlett wrote:
> > The username and domain may not be known at the time a mapping is
> > required.  Thats the easy bit - we might not even know if it is a uid or
> > gid!
> Have you taken a look at the patch that I created?  If not, please take
> a look at and let me know if the
> changes to nsswitch/winbindd_idmap.c address the issue of not knowing
> whether the SID is a user or group (or other..) SID.

The problem is that we may not be able to resolve the SID at this
time.   We can't even assume that the DC is even contactable in some
situtations, let alone that it is alive and responding to requests in a
timely manner.

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett                                 abartlet at
Manager, Authentication Subsystems, Samba Team  abartlet at
Student Network Administrator, Hawker College   abartlet at

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