The Well-Known sids on Samba

Jeremy Allison jra at
Thu May 20 01:34:58 GMT 2004

On Fri, May 14, 2004 at 10:35:20AM +0200, Jianliang Lu wrote:
> The Well-Known sids on Windows NT/XP for NT Authority's users, 
> like "Dialup", "Interactive" and "Network", are all type 5, but on Samba are 
> type 4, I'd like to know if there are some reasons for it the Samba has 
> different implementaton from that of Windows.

Nope, this is a bug :-). Thanks !

> Also, the lookup_names for those NT Authority users, 
> like "Interactive", "Network" are not implemented, the only implemented 
> is "Everyone", as a special case, while the lookup_sids for those well-known 
> sids are implemented. I've patched the lookup_names to respond correctly to a 
> lsa or samr query for all well-known sids, but I'm not sure if it is correct. 
> Any comment will be appreciated.

I'll take a look at this...

Thanks a lot,


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