Bug 11345 - UID/GID of 'nobody' incorrect
UID/GID of 'nobody' incorrect
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: basesystem (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
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Reported: 2000-05-10 10:08 EDT by Blue Lang
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:13 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-05-14 09:57:02 EDT
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Description Blue Lang 2000-05-10 10:08:26 EDT
Hey folks,

I am wondering why the 'nobody' account ships with a default uid/gid of 99,
instead of the more correct 32767 or 60001.

Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 2000-05-14 09:57:59 EDT
There is no "correct" value for nobody, only conflicting conventions. What's
important is the existence of a uid that has not access to anything.

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