Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 113489
ftp doesn't work if userid is over 65534
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:06:53 EST
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Description of problem:
I manage the HP testDrive program(www.testdrive.hp.com) and we have
run into a problem when user ids go over 65534 which is related to
the nfsnobody entry in the password file. Once a user is over the
65534 number that user can telnet but can't ftp. I have been told
that this shouldn't be an issue in glibc since the version I am
running should support large uids. Could you please point me in the
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Get a TestDrive account and log onto a Red Hat system and try to
do an ftp
This has nothing to do with glibc. glibc since the first Linux
release uses 32 bit uid_t/gid_t. I'll reassign to the ftp package.
It might be that you are using the ftp from krb5-workstation. Please
provide this information.
Are you using /usr/bin/ftp or /usr/kerberos/bin/ftp?
We are using /usr/kerberos/bin/ftp.
Then this is a krb5 bug, reassigning.
This bug is filed against RHEL2.1, which is in maintenance phase.
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