[Samba] UID - high need to lower it for a test user - active directory auth

KJS lists at netzensolutions.com
Fri Oct 23 07:59:09 MDT 2009

> If it's a wild goose chase it's my fault.  He is having trouble with
> some commercial software when run by domain users instead of local
> users.
> The differences between them as far as I could tell are:
> The local users all have UIDs and primary group IDs << 65536.
> The domain users all have UIDs and primary group IDs >> 65536.
> Also, the primary group name of the domain users is "Domain Users".
> i.e. it has a space in it.
> Since traditionally UIDs and GIDs were 16 bit numbers, I thought it
> was possible that this commercial software somehow did not like the
> large UIDs/GIDs.
> Perhaps it would be easier to test a local user with a high UID and
> primary group ID to see if that also does not work.

Perhaps, I guess create a user then "usermod -u NUMBER login" or just 
create a user and edit the /etc/passwd entry?

I am running out of ideas so I am having to rule everything out... only 
other thing that is different is the location of the users home dir 
instead on /home/user its /home/DOMAIN/user.


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