[Samba] Rid generation

Hari Sekhon hpsekhon at googlemail.com
Thu Sep 18 16:57:45 GMT 2008

Nuno Fernandes wrote:
> 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?
>> 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.
> 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
My guess would be that it's incremental, like on Windows, as I mentioned 
above. How else would you generate it? How are uids generate on unix 
systems? Incrementally.

Can any samba dev confirm this? Or perhaps you could just create a few 
users and see the Rid incrementing each time?


Hari Sekhon

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