[Samba] pdbedit bug?

Jelmer Vernooij jelmer at vernstok.nl
Fri Jan 9 00:43:57 GMT 2004

Bret Jordan wrote:

> If I try to do the following:
> /usr/local/samba/bin/pdbedit -a -u someusername -U 5000
> This works as one would think, the account is created with a RID of 5000.
> But when I do:
> /usr/local/samba/bin/pdbedit -a -m -u somemachinename -U 3000
> It does not work as you would think.  The account is created but with 
> the RID of the Unix UID*2+1000 not, a RID of 3000 as specificed on the 
> command line.  And if you try to modify that RID after the account is 
> created with a:
> /usr/local/samba/bin/pdbedit -r -u somemachinename$ -U 3000
> It just causes all kinds of problems.
> Is there a way around this, is this a bug in the pdbedit program?    
> Please respond directly to me at jordan at coe.utah.edu.

RID's are only changeable when you're using idmap. In all other cases, 
the rid is derived from the uid.

(... or at least, last time I looked at this code, please correct me if 
I'm wrong)



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