[Samba] Man page for idmap_rid

francis picabia fpicabia at gmail.com
Mon Aug 8 19:31:09 UTC 2016

I'm reading the man page for idmap_rid over and over and I can't understand
it.  I think it needs a rewrite so a normal user can understand.  Using a
practical example.

Step 1: determine the highest UID in use for your /etc/passwd file
(can we assume everyone has a passwd file?)
Step 2: I don't know...

Optionally at this point, document how to plug that into the formula


and then show how we set the lines:

range = low - high
base_rid = INTEGER

The man page examples do not line up with any numbers practical outside of

Say my UID on the Linux side would never exceed 70000.  How do I configure
range and base_rid?

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