Bug 11345 - UID/GID of 'nobody' incorrect
Summary: UID/GID of 'nobody' incorrect
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: basesystem
Version: 6.2
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
medium
medium
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bill Nottingham
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Reported: 2000-05-10 14:08 UTC by Blue Lang
Modified: 2014-03-17 02:13 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-05-14 13:57:02 UTC


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Description Blue Lang 2000-05-10 14:08:26 UTC
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.

Thanks.

Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 2000-05-14 13:57:59 UTC
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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