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Old 07-10-2008, 09:52 PM   #1
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UIDs/ SID's/ GID's... Simple explanation?

I've been trying to read how Samba (member server) and Winbind work together. However i'm blown away by the complexity of the UID/SID/GID mappings and such. Is there a "easy to read" guide on understanding this?

Old 07-11-2008, 06:21 AM   #2
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