ldap_nua requires guest exist and have rid 501?

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Tue Nov 12 00:10:01 GMT 2002

On Tue, 2002-11-12 at 10:59, Bradley W. Langhorst wrote:
> Is that statement true?

Yes, or also use the unixsam backend

> if so why?

Because the Guest account is a 'well known' account, and as such should
have a fixed RID.  This is enforced via the passdb backend because to do
otherwise would have nasty consequences when mapping back and forth
between uids and RIDs.  (We are working hard to ensure that there is
only one point at which uids and RIDs are mapped, and currently this is
in the passdb.)

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett                                 abartlet at pcug.org.au
Manager, Authentication Subsystems, Samba Team  abartlet at samba.org
Student Network Administrator, Hawker College   abartlet at hawkerc.net
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