[Samba] default backend = rid not showing full group information for users

Magnus Holmgren holmgren at lysator.liu.se
Tue May 5 17:57:03 UTC 2020

tisdag 5 maj 2020 kl. 09:31:08 CEST skrev Rowland penny via samba:
> > I thought you were asking for a use case. No, if you don't have any
> > systemd
> > units that make use of the dynamic user feature, you don't need to include
> > that NSS module. Strictly speaking, you don't need it even you do use that
> > feature; that just means you can't translate the uids and gids, but since
> > they are ephemeral and not supposed to own any files, other than possibly
> > temporary ones, I don't see how that's much of a loss.
> OK, I will try this another way, just what are 'dynamic users' and what
> would you use them for ?
> I have only been using Linux since shortly after Linus released it and I
> have never used a 'dynamic user' or felt the need to.

It's explained on the man page. It's just a UID/GID pair systemd allocates 
from the range 61184...65519, but a few other security features are implied, 
such as private /tmp and readonly file system.


Magnus Holmgren        holmgren at lysator.liu.se
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