[Samba] Need for UID 501 ???

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Thu Sep 25 00:22:23 GMT 2003

On Tue, 2003-09-23 at 21:00, Michael Gasch wrote:
> hi
> i'm working with samba3.0rc2
> no probs
> but i have i question concerning id-mapping
> i authenticate all users with ldap, works
> but i always need a samba user in ldap, with sid
> sid S-1-5-21-1042031166-387543594-2118856591-501
> if i don't have it, i get an error during logon with winxp, that the 
> domain controller could not be found or i have a non-existent account, 
> which is not correct !!!
> so i greped through the logs and found something useful:
> samba is first looking for a user with UID501 (i called him "guest")
> if it founds it, it is looking for the requested NT user an succeeds
> is it because of the IPC$ service?
> i hope you understand my question ....

Yes.  Now, it is meant to work without the need for explicit
configuration, but under the hood, this is exactly what we need.  This
is indeed because these connections to IPC$ are being made as guest.

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett                                 abartlet at pcug.org.au
Manager, Authentication Subsystems, Samba Team  abartlet at samba.org
Student Network Administrator, Hawker College   abartlet at hawkerc.net
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