UID/GID

Bruce Dubbs bdubbs at swbell.net
Sat Apr 23 14:16:07 PDT 2005


Archaic wrote:
> On Sat, Apr 23, 2005 at 08:47:36AM -0700, Jeremy Utley wrote:
> 
>>The problem is, if the book, as it is currently written, is followed, 
>>then system users & groups will be created as non-system.
> 
> 
> But that doesn't actually matter, it is merely an historical issue that
> *may* have been relevant way back when, but also may have just been the
> way things were done with no real affect on anything. I'm not sure. The
> only UID that should *possibly* still be assumed is 0. There is no
> actual difference in system behavior between UID 99 and UID 100 unless
> someone knows of a horribly broken package out there that makes such
> assumptions. It should be strictly a local policy issue.

That is my understanding too, but I'd like this type of discussion/
explanation to be in the book.  We supply an explict example, but tell
the user the issues (or non-issues) and let them choose based on
knowledge.  The way its done now is that it is completely ignored.

  -- Bruce



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