[Samba] Rid generation

Nuno Fernandes npf-mlists at eurotux.com
Thu Sep 18 16:48:44 GMT 2008

On Thursday 18 September 2008 15:37:21 Hari Sekhon wrote:
> Nuno Fernandes wrote:
> > [root at server samba]# pdbedit -L -v user1
> > User SID:             S-1-5-21-1454471165-2146950999-672003340-1416
> >
> > Where does it get the 1416 Rid from?
> Samba does not generate the Rid, that is a Microsoft Domain Controller
> function (allocation of rids is controlled through the Rid master if I
> remember my MCSE days correctly)
> Samba is simply querying the domain controller for the Sid. If samba is
> being used as a dc, then I guess it must basically do the same thing as
> Microsoft and generate the rid from 1000 onwards incrementally for each
> user, similar to what happens for unix uids I expect, since rids and
> uids are basically the same idea on different platforms.
> -h

I don't have any windows domain controler. This samba server is the domain 
controller. What i would like to know is how does samba generated the RID 
part? Is it based on what? How is it calculated?

Best regards,
Nuno Fernandes

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