[Fedora-packaging] Users and groups -- the static alternative

Tom "spot" Callaway tcallawa at redhat.com
Fri Jul 27 15:55:28 UTC 2007

On Fri, 2007-07-27 at 10:43 -0400, R P Herrold wrote:
> On Thu, 26 Jul 2007, Nicolas Mailhot wrote:
> > +1 for finding interested contacts in other distros and just submit a
> > request to the LSB to have the static range expanded
> Mats Wichmann of the LSB, and I discussed Linux Assigned Names 
> And Numbers Authority matters at OLS a few weeks ago at some 
> length, and the matter was discussed in the LSB weekly 
> conference call on Wednesday with him and me leading the 
> discussion [the calls are open to persons willing to 
> participate and work -- ask off list if Fedora or Red Hat wish 
> details for calling in -- each has been absent from th process 
> for reasons unknown to me in recent years. -- Alan Cox 
> occastionally chimes in on the mailing list, always with 
> insightful comment, however]
>  	http://www.lanana.org/
> and there is certainly an interest at the LSB in helping reach 
> inter-vendor coordination in this space.
> Please feel free to CC me on any proposal for extension as it 
> is worked up.

Russ, it seems to me like there is some logic in having a centralized
"assignment" for static UID/GIDs, across distributions. Is this
something that LANANA would be interested in maintaining?


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