New feature for winbindd

Masopust, Christian christian.masopust at
Thu Dec 13 13:15:51 GMT 2007

Hi all,

i would second this new feature!!!


"I sense much NT in you, NT leads to Blue Screen. 
Blue Screen leads to downtime, downtime leads to suffering. NT is the path to the darkside." 

- Unknown Unix Jedi  

> Hi, list.
> I am thinking of implementing a new feature in winbindd that
> allows me to do this in smb.conf:
> idmap uid = | /usr/local/bin/getmynumber %U
> idmap gid = | /usr/local/bin/getmynumber %U
> Basically it will get new uids and gids from an application,
> instead of allocating new uids and gids serially for users as
> they first login to the host. After that, the uid/gid could still
> be stored in the tdb database.
> So it is the application's job to guarantee that uid is unique,
> but that is besides the point.
> I am willing to write a patch if there is interest in this
> feature. :)
> Pedro

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