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RE: [SLE] Limitation of UID of passwd
  • From: "Steven Wong" <steven.wong@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 28 Aug 2001 22:47:42 -0700
  • Message-id: <NCBBJCCJHJLAJKIHMCBOOEDADKAA.steven.wong@xxxxxxxxxx>
It's seems like you are right. The account closest to 65535 we have is
64428, and any higher, it will bomb with that error.

This means that all others account above that amount will not work.

Is there a way I can increase this number or does that mean the OS needs to
be rebuild with unsigned long int in order to account for accounts above


-----Original Message-----
From: Konstantin (Kastus) Shchuka [mailto:kastus@xxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Tuesday, August 28, 2001 10:04 PM
To: SuSE Linux E
Subject: Re: [SLE] Limitation of UID of passwd

On Tue, Aug 28, 2001 at 07:37:48PM -0700, Steven Wong wrote:
> Does anyone know what is the limitation of the UID in passwd for SuSE
> 7.x

uid is unsigned int which gives the maximum 65535

> We have users whose UID is 200001 >
> with this, the users cannot login and when you try su to the user, it give
> you back
> "su: cannot set user id: Invalid argument"
> Our passwd are on NIS.
> Account lower than 200001 have no problems.

Do you mean 200000 works?

> Steven

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