[Samba] samba users and group mapping

simo idra at samba.org
Mon May 14 21:18:29 GMT 2007

On Mon, 2007-05-14 at 18:13 -0300, Sebastian Firpo wrote:
> HI!, I need to know how Sids numers are generated when I create a user 
> or when I mapped a posix group with a samba group.

Depending on the version of samba generated algorithmically for the
uid/gid or assigned monotonically incrementing an index.

> Could I have a samba group and a samba user with the same SID? Will it 
> bring me problems?

Many, Windows machines will not be able to distinguish between the user
and the group, and neither samba.


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

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