[Samba] net getlocalsid: is this a bug?

Kai Blin kai at samba.org
Fri Jan 2 07:14:54 GMT 2009

On Friday 02 January 2009 05:16:29 Miguel Medalha wrote:
> I noticed the following:
> Suppose that we have a server called "SMALLSERVER" working as a PDC for
> When I enter "net getlocalsid" I get the following output:
>     SID for domain SMALLSERVER is: S-1-5-21-xxxxxxxxx-xxxxxxxxx-xxxxxxxxx
> But when I enter "net getdomainsid" I get:
>     SID for local machine SMALLSERVER is:
> S-1-5-21-xxxxxxxxx-xxxxxxxxx-xxxxxxxxx
>     SID for domain SMALLDOMAIN is: S-1-5-21--xxxxxxxxx-xxxxxxxxx-xxxxxxxxx
> Is this a bug or is it by design? It is somewhat confusing. Shouldn't
> the output of "net getlocalsid" be "SID for *local machine* SMALLSERVER"
> instead of "SID for domain SMALLSERVER"?
> Maybe I am being picky but that got me confused for a while when trying
> to debug a malfunctioning server...

IIRC the domain's SID is the SID of the domain's PDC, for NT4 style domains.


Kai Blin
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