| Date: Wed, 29 Apr 2009 11:30:48 -0400
| From: Bill Nottingham <notting(a)redhat.com>
| Ondřej Vašík (ovasik(a)redhat.com) said:
| > What's the best way to handle that situation? One possibility is to
| > increase the threshold of system level id's (to 200? 300?), another is
| > to check current reservation and clean long-term unused reservations (I
| > doubt there are many such cases, so it's only temporary solution). Other
| > could be sharing groups (as static uid's are still available), but
| > that's not always good solution.
| > Any other idea or some prefered solution?
| Simplest way is to bump the lowest number that's used for system IDs;
| that may run into some collisions on older systems, though.
I just thought I'd grumble here.
In 1983, I assigned really high UIDs to my users (my family) on the
first UNIX box I owned. 100 and up.
I really wanted the UIDs to be the same on all my boxes.
A couple of years ago, I tried Ubuntu. It would not let me keep those
numbers. But Fedora would, with effort.
I gave up and renumbered on my newest boxes. It sure is a pain today
when I'm trying to use NFS between an old box and a new one.
I think that Sun supports UID mapping on NFS but Linux does not.
It is also annoying when I move disks between systems. I guess I
could use FAT :-)