[Samba] Winbind mappings change over time

simo idra at samba.org
Wed Nov 1 00:14:25 GMT 2006

On Wed, 2006-11-01 at 08:52 +1300, Richard Greaney wrote:
> Hi Simo
> Thanks for your reply. I might have made things a little hazy in my 
> initial post. The 40-odd servers I mentioned are all on remote client 
> sites and each has it's own corresponding Windows server. Effectively, I 
> have the same problem on all sites at one time or another. My issue 
> isn't with the order of winbind mapping, but more with the fact that the 
> SID to UID mapping appears to change over time.

This can happen only if you delete winbind_idmap.tdb
Mappings cannot change otherwise. Make sure you backup that file so that
you can restore it in case you need.

> I will take a look for information about idmap_ldap as a backend to see 
> if it is going to work with my setup.

idmap_ldap is useful if you need to share mappings, otherwise it is less
ideal for reliability and performance reasons (you start needing ldap
replicas and manage them).


Simo Sorce
Samba Team GPL Compliance Officer
email: idra at samba.org

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