[Samba] UID translation mystery or Festivus miracle?

Patrick Goetz pgoetz at math.utexas.edu
Mon Jan 10 20:31:51 UTC 2022

On 1/4/22 10:28, Rowland Penny via samba wrote:
> On Tue, 2022-01-04 at 10:05 -0600, Patrick Goetz via samba wrote:
>> About this, though:
>>   > The magic of 'id_type_both', Samba creates a usergroup if one does
>> not
>>   > exist.
>> I thought of this and used ADUC to look for a pgoetz group in the
>> domain, but found none. Is this a persistent group, and if so,
>> how/where
>> is it stored that it can't be found by ADUC?
> Sorry, I didn't tell you enough, you only get the usergroups on a Unix
> domain member with the 'rid' backend (you may get them with the
> 'autorid' backend, but I haven't tested it). If you look in idmap.ldb
> on a DC, you will find 'ID_TYPE_BOTH', but it isn't shown by getent,
> the same goes for the 'ad' backend on a Unix domain member. On a Unix
> domain member using the 'rid' backend, you will get something like
> this:
> adminuser at deb11:~$ id rowland
> uid=11107(rowland) gid=10513(domain_users)
> groups=10513(domain_users),11107(rowland).................
> And
> adminuser at deb11:~$ getent group rowland
> rowland:x:11107:rowland
> I can assure you that there isn't a group called 'rowland' anywhere, it
> is all done in code.

This then begs 2 questions:

  - What then is actually stored in the file inode's GID field?
    (say, when the underlying filesystem is ext4)

  - What is the purpose of doing this?

Also, are you sure the GID isn't physically stored, Rowland?

pgoetz at data2:~/old-data-server$ id pgoetz
uid=11103(pgoetz) gid=11112(ea-staff) 

pgoetz at data2:~/old-data-server$ stat 6_Title-IV.xml
   File: 6_Title-IV.xml
   Size: 128853    	Blocks: 256        IO Block: 4096   regular file
Device: 811h/2065d	Inode: 386924595   Links: 1
Access: (0764/-rwxrw-r--)  Uid: (11103/  pgoetz)   Gid: (11103/  pgoetz)
Access: 2021-09-04 22:06:03.868629689 -0500
Modify: 2009-12-18 11:07:57.000000000 -0600
Change: 2022-01-05 06:44:18.265214032 -0600
  Birth: -

Is the stat command being fooled too?  I'm very curious about how this 

> Rowland

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