[Samba] UID/GID mapping consistency across at least two Linux machines

steve steve at steve-ss.com
Tue Apr 10 10:29:42 MDT 2012

On 09/04/12 21:00, Gaiseric Vandal wrote:
> On 04/09/12 13:11, bakytn wrote:
>> I found this: http://lists.samba.org/archive/samba/2004-January/078411.html
>> How to implement "a" scenario?
> Are you using winbind for idmapping?   The files you want may be
> /var/samba/locks (check "testparm -v" for the locks and cache
> directories.)  Look at the winbind*tdb and idmap*tdb files.  tdbdump
> will show you what is in them.

I've never understood why we have to use winbind when using Linux 
clients. It seems a complicated way to go about uid/gid mapping.

All we do is add posixAccount, uidNumber and gidNumber +any of other 
2307 stuff you may need to the user record in LDAP. Maybe the problem 
before has been with the poor performance of nss-ldap. But with the new 
nss-ldapd nslcd, the user and group mapping is perfect and very fast. 
It's just as good as reading from a local file even on a busy lan.


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