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Old 06-22-2004, 11:04 AM   #1
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What is UID mapping?

Old 06-22-2004, 11:41 AM   #2
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I think this may be used in different ways. The one I know is UID mapping for NFS.

The idea is that Unix supplies a UID (user id) and a GID (group id) when a Unix user accesses a foreign machine - say Windows. Windows then has a UID mapping feature - it maps unix identifiers to a Windows username to decide whether to grant access to a file.
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What do you mean with it maps unix identifiers to a Windows username ?

What is done by the mapping?

I know what the UID is but I don't know what ddoes it means with UID mapping.

Please someone explain this to me.

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