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Re: [SLE] Limitation of UID of passwd
  • From: Cliff Sarginson <cliff@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 29 Aug 2001 12:50:27 +0200
  • Message-id: <20010829125027.A4927@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Not the same implementation probably.
Cliff
On Wed, Aug 29, 2001 at 03:17:25AM -0700, Steven Wong wrote:
> I don't think it is a NIS problem or is it the NIS on Linux.
>
> We have hundreds of Solaris and HP boxes, and they don't have this problem.
>
> Our NIS master and slave our on a Solaris box running Solaris 8.
>
> Steven
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Cliff Sarginson [mailto:cliff@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
> Sent: Wednesday, August 29, 2001 12:34 AM
> To: Steven Wong
> Cc: SuSE Linux E
> Subject: Re: [SLE] Limitation of UID of passwd
>
>
> It must be a limitation in NIS.
> As a test I just created a user with id 999999 and it was
> no problem.
> Cliff
>
> On Tue, Aug 28, 2001 at 10:47:42PM -0700, Steven Wong wrote:
> > 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
> > 65535.
> >
>
> >
> > Steven
> >
> > -----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
> > Linux
> > > 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
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > -Kastus
> >
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