Handles in the new SAM

jra at dp.samba.org jra at dp.samba.org
Wed Oct 2 02:17:01 GMT 2002

On Wed, Oct 02, 2002 at 12:14:37PM +1000, Andrew Bartlett wrote:
> One of the primary tenants of the 'new SAM' is that it would not attempt
> to deal with 'what unix id for that'.  This would be left to the 'SMS'
> (Sid Mapping System') or SID farm, and probably administered via
> winbind.  We have had constructive discussion on how 'basic' unix
> accounts like 'root' would be handled, and we think this can work.  
> Accounts not preexisting in unix would be served up via winbind.
> This is an *optional* part, and my preferred end-game.  We have a fare
> way to go before things like winbind up to it however.

Yeah, winbindd doesn't work on all systems and needs a *lot* of
work before we could depend on this.


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