[Samba] smbfs + large UID's

Marco Walther Marco.Walther at sun.com
Wed Jan 22 19:36:00 GMT 2003

[ I'm not on this list, so please include me on the replies! ]


I've discovered (at least for me and some colleagues;-) the following
problem on Linux at x86 (2.4.*):

When we try to mount FS's via smbfs with the option uid=<my_uid> this
uid can only be 16bits wide:-(  But we have uid's larger than 65536
which than end up beeing interpreted as %2^16 --> not allowing user-level
access to the files.

Is there any work in progress to fix that problem? I'm running Linux
2.4.20 and SuSE 8.1 installed samba 2.2.5 but I've also played with
samba-2.2-cvs as of today.

-- Marco


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