"algorithmic rid base" bogus?

Volker Lendecke Volker.Lendecke at SerNet.DE
Tue Dec 27 22:50:37 GMT 2005

On Wed, Dec 28, 2005 at 09:38:06AM +1100, Andrew Bartlett wrote:
> The advantage that we get some assigning RIDs from the algorithm
> (rightly or wrongly) is predictability.  A domain may be upgraded from
> smbpasswd, and downgraded again without loosing this vital mapping.  An
> administrator can be assured that provided he gets the uid/name mapping
> correct on a backup restore, that he SIDs 'just work'.  Tools outside
> Samba (such as phpLdapAdmin) may also 'know' about this mapping.
> I'm not sure these are worth the pain that has become this area, but I
> wanted to raise it.

I'm only really worried about all sorts of upgrade scenarios. rpm -U samba*rpm
must work, that's all I really care about.

Going back to smbpasswd from ldap or tdbsam is just not supported. Period.

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