Need to map SIDs for unknown users

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at
Mon Jul 14 23:47:46 GMT 2003

On Mon, Jul 14, 2003 at 03:05:16PM -0500, Gerald (Jerry) Carter wrote:
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> On Sun, 13 Jul 2003, Andrew Bartlett wrote:
> > In an ideal world yes - but for now this is how we have to work - for 
> > any POSIX based system.
> > 
> > My problem can be resolved with yet another vendor-specific patch, but
> > the issue will bite others.
> Then it will have to be a vendor specific patch, because we are not 
> solving this for 3.0.  Better to store it as an extended attribute on a 
> file and resolve it later.  This would allow us to cover Linux & Solaris 
> with probably adding on IRIX in the future.
> Just guessing about an unknown SID is wrong.  Please do no check this 
> code into SAMBA_3_0.

Except we need to have the kernel do access control for these users - and
it needs posix IDs for that.  And it's not just Samba, we have NFS, FTP,
AFP and HTTP access to these files.  

Andrew Bartlett

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