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Re: nfsnobody uid number



On 30Oct2006 17:12, Anthony Messina <amessina messinet com> wrote:
| why does nfsnobody have such a long uid/gid number in a fresh install?
| 
| # grep nfsnobody /etc/passwd
| nfsnobody:x:4294967294:4294967294:Anonymous NFS
| User:/var/lib/nfs:/sbin/nologin
| 
| this has caused problems on previous nfs4 installations. i usually have
| to change it to 65534 to get things to work.

That's the 32-bit version of "-2". 65534 is the 16 bit version.
It probably tracks the "uid_t" type size.
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