Recent changes to autorid (was Re: [SCM] Samba Shared Repository - branch master updated)

Michael Adam obnox at
Tue Apr 29 03:08:00 MDT 2014

Hi Rowland,

while your input is highly appreciated,
I think it does not quite fit here, since
the ID-Mapping we are talking about in this
thread is the source3-winbindd's id mapping,
which is not (yet!) the id mapping that is
done on the DC.

Cheers - Michael

On 2014-04-29 at 09:57 +0100, Rowland Penny wrote:
> On 28/04/14 17:42, Jeremy Allison wrote:
> >On Mon, Apr 28, 2014 at 06:10:51PM +0200, Michael Adam wrote:
> >>autorid currently only has ranges of a fixed size
> >>("idmap config * : rangesize = ...").
> >>And, by "people", do you mean the developers?
> >>We don't have a configuration means to create a range
> >>for the wellknown sids, currently.
> >As these SIDs are wellknown, and aren't going to
> >change (only expand as Microsoft adds more), can't
> >we just cut out a fixed area of say 500 id's and
> >have hardcoded mappings for these ?
> >
> >If that range has already been used in someone's
> >config, we refuse to start, and provide a mechanism
> >for them to remap.
> >
> >A bit dramatic, but very simple.
> >
> >Jeremy
> Hi, can I add my 2p's worth here, there is a thread on the samba
> list at the moment about builtin's not mapping on the DC. The
> problem seems to be that when you rsync sysvol to another DC, you
> get the xidNumbers from the original DC on the client DC and these
> xidNumbers are different from the ones that the client DC uses.
> Because of this, GPO's do not work correctly, or not at all, so, I
> think that (IMHO) something needs to be done about this.
> Rowland
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