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re: Remapping ext2/3 UIDs

re: Remapping ext2/3 UIDs

Posted Jul 30, 2009 8:36 UTC (Thu) by mp (subscriber, #5615)
In reply to: re: Remapping ext2/3 UIDs by eru
Parent article: In Brief

You certainly meant to write "nobody (65534), not root", didn't you?

If it's not root, configuration to allow for distro differences is necessary. Apparently the newest version of this patch allows it.


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re: Remapping ext2/3 UIDs

Posted Jul 30, 2009 9:39 UTC (Thu) by eru (subscriber, #2753) [Link]

On the CentOS (RHEL clone) system I wrote this, "nobody" is 99, and 65534 is "nfsnobody". Actually that UID would be irrelevant, as long as it is unlikely to be a real user, or a system account (other than a "nobody"). Is there really no standard "nobody" number?

re: Remapping ext2/3 UIDs

Posted Jul 30, 2009 10:56 UTC (Thu) by NAR (subscriber, #1313) [Link]

It doesn't really matter, if there is a standard for system users, if nobody cares. On a SuSE system nobody is 65534 in group 65535, while on a Solaris nobody is 60001 in group 60001. On Ubuntu nobody is 65534 in group 65534. I have no other OSes nearby to check.


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