Storing uidNumber and gidNumber in GC?

steve steve at
Sat Jul 21 13:35:09 MDT 2012

On 07/21/2012 06:23 PM, Gémes Géza wrote:
> Hi,
> Thinking about Samba4s ability to store posix attributes, especially 
> the ones which needs to be unique, like uidNumber and gidNumber I've 
> came across the idmap_adex (Samba3) idmapping implementation which 
> require to add those attributes to GC. Wouldn't that approach 
> (together with an allocation schema, like do until unique xid=RID, 
> xid++) warrant that those attributes remain unique in the forest. The 
> tricky part is joining an existing domain/forest because this approach 
> would need schema modifications.
> Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this.
> Cheers
> Geza Gemes

Hi Geza.

What's GC?
Is it about how to find the next free uidNumber or gidNumber? If so, how 
about doing a getent and cutting the last uidNumber from the list and 
incrementing that.

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