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Re: nfsnobody uid number

Cameron Simpson wrote:
> 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.

thank you for your reply.  trouble is, when i use that number, i get the
following message in my logs:

rpc.idmapd[2086]: nfsdcb: id '-2' too big!

and the idmapping fails to work properly.  in order to use that 32 bit
number, is there something else i might not be configuring properly?

Anthony -  http://messinet.com - http://messinet.com/~amessina/gallery
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