[Samba] Wither "uidNumber" and "gidNumber"? (was: Re: ldbedit: no matching records - cannot edit (newly-created user))

Jim Seymour jseymour at LinxNet.com
Mon Sep 14 17:14:45 UTC 2015

On Mon, 14 Sep 2015 13:36:31 -0300
Guilherme Boing <kolt+samba at frag.com.br> wrote:

> Are you using nslcd by any chance ?


On Mon, 14 Sep 2015 18:56:20 +0200
buhorojo <buhorojo.lcb at gmail.com> wrote:

> getent returns primaryGroupID, not gidNumber

I can see that.

So what is the point of gidNumber in a user's record if it does
essentially nothing other than to take up space, possibly duplicate
another entry (primaryGroupID) or possibly be misleading?

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