[Samba] Domain Control Query via samba.org Howto

Mark Sargent coolboarderguy at gmail.com
Wed Nov 14 00:53:56 GMT 2007

Hi All,

I am reading the howto on samba.org,


and find the section about SID/RID under Features and Benefits a little
vague. It states that samba creates the RID, but it then states that the
windows machine also allocates the RID.


The UNIX operating system uses a separate name space for user and group
identifiers (the UID and GID) but Windows allocates the RID from a single
name space.

it says that windows allocates the RID, but just before that, it says,

Samba produces the RID algorithmically

Is that confusing, or is it just me? Cheers.

Mark Sargent

"Tell me and I'll forget, show me and I may not remember, involve me, and
I'll understand."

Native American Proverb

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