Mac OS X 10.3.9 - SID-UID mappings

Wolfgang.968 wstahn at
Sat Jan 5 12:50:56 GMT 2008

James Peach-3 wrote:
> On 04/01/2008, at 9:45 AM, Wolfgang.968 wrote:
> In general, Open Direcotory will generate a SID on the fly using the  
> Samba-style algorithmic RID method. If you need to do better than  
> this, you can store a SMBSID or SMBRID attribute in the user, group or  
> copmuter record and that will get used instead.

Ahaaa! That means to me, there is no need to backup any mappings (and it's
probably not possible at all) as they would be reassigned the same way after
they get lost after a computer breakdown. In my understanding, they would
even be reassigned to the same values on a different Mac OS X machine? 

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