Exact UNIX uid - UNIX uid mappings with winbind ??

Simo Sorce simo.sorce at xsec.it
Wed Oct 29 14:44:45 GMT 2003

Look at hosting idmap on ldap, that way winbindd will ask the central
ldap server instead that choosing an uid by its own.


On Wed, 2003-10-29 at 15:30, Przemyslaw Tokarski wrote:
> Hello list !!
>  I`d like to know whether it is possible to patch winbind in a way that it
> will map uids (and gids) of users on the Samba serwer to their uids (and
> gids) on the client exactly. The goal is to have users with exactly the same
> uids (and gids) on the serwer as well as on the client just by the use of
> winbind and samba. This just seems to be an essential feature if one wants to
> implement the following setup: Samba PDC server, workstations running winbind
> (to get user and group list from the Samba PDC), home directories mounted off
> the Samba PDC, GNOME or KDE as the desktop environment on the workstations -
> these GUI`s use filesystem features that smbmounted home directories lack
> unless one turns on 'unix extensions' in the 'smb.conf' file, but then we
> will run into uids (and gids) being different on the serwer and client
> problem (users on the client simply do not own their home directories),
> because winbind does the mappings at random. 
> Best regards
> Przemyslaw Tokarski
> Lodz, Poland
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