[samba] calculate machine SID?

Daniel Wilson daniel.wilson at sunderland.ac.uk
Fri Nov 26 10:08:07 GMT 2004

Andrew Bartlett wrote:

>On Wed, 2004-11-24 at 10:05 +0000, Daniel Wilson wrote:
>>hi list,
>>How do you calculate a machine SID and primarygroupSID?
>>On a user you would do 2*uidNumber+1000 and 2*uidNumber+1001
>>But machines accounts dont have a uidNumber so how is the SID genrated??
>Machines do and must have a uidNumber, and a full posixAccount.  From
>there they are just like other users.
>Andrew Bartlett
hmmm, "smbpasswd -a  -m netbios" only adds "account,top,sambaSamAccount" 
object classes, it doesnt add posixAccount!


Daniel Wilson
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