[Samba] What is the Uid in smbstatus command?

Jim Brand JHBRAND at up.com
Tue May 10 18:42:46 UTC 2022

What does the Uid under the Locked files: section output of smbstatus signify?  Reason I ask is that some of our CentOS 6 servers running samba-3.6.23-53 are creating files with this UID instead of user specified in the config file:

force user = someuser

Yes, we are doing our best to upgrade to CentOS 7 and a supported samba version.  But until we do....

My smb.conf -

        security = ADS
        workgroup = MYGROUP
        realm = MYGROUP.COM
        encrypt passwords = yes
        client use spnego = yes
        client signing = yes
        kerberos method = secrets and keytab
        server schannel = yes
        log level = 3
        max log size = 500
        log file = /var/log/samba/log.%h.%m
        idmap config MYGROUP : backend = rid
        idmap config MYGROUP : range = 1000-2999999
        idmap config * : backend = tdb
        idmap config * : range = 3000000-39999999
        winbind cache time = 300
        winbind nss info = sfu
        winbind use default domain = yes
        winbind refresh tickets = yes
        map to guest = Bad User
        wide links = No
        unix extensions = No
        load printers = No
        printcap name = /dev/null
        max protocol = SMB2
        include = /usr/local/custom.conf
>From nsswitch.conf

passwd:     files winbind
shadow:     files winbind
group:      files winbind


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