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Re: Static system level uid/gid's reservations in Fedora/RHEL - how to handle situation?

Bill McGonigle wrote:
> On 04/28/2009 03:04 AM, Ondřej Vašík wrote:
> > What's the best way to handle that situation? One possibility is to
> > increase the threshold of system level id's (to 200? 300?)
> I guess I've been blissfully ignorant and always assumed that id's under 
> 500 were reserved for system use since Redhat systems have always 
> created the first user uid as 500.  Other admins I've worked with have 
> been similarly misinformed, so you might get lucky here.

id's under id 500 are system id's and first user id is 500. That's
correct - those defaults are coming from /etc/login.defs. However - id's
under 100 are handled differently in some cases (e.g. default umask
in /etc/bashrc and /etc/cshrc). And those id's are assigned statically
and reserved by uidgid file coming from setup package. Increasing
threshold in setup could cause some conflicts, but it's probably easiest

         Ondřej Vašík

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