Bug 113489 - ftp doesn't work if userid is over 65534
ftp doesn't work if userid is over 65534
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1
Classification: Red Hat
Component: krb5 (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Nalin Dahyabhai
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2004-01-14 11:40 EST by tim regan
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:06 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-10-19 15:23:18 EDT
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Description tim regan 2004-01-14 11:40:58 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 
right direction?



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Steps to Reproduce:
1. Get a TestDrive account and log onto a Red Hat system and try to 
do an ftp

Additional info:
Comment 1 Ulrich Drepper 2004-09-28 05:49:04 EDT
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.
Comment 2 Thomas Woerner 2004-10-08 07:07:10 EDT
Are you using /usr/bin/ftp or /usr/kerberos/bin/ftp?
Comment 3 tim regan 2004-10-18 14:33:08 EDT
We are using /usr/kerberos/bin/ftp.

Comment 4 Thomas Woerner 2004-10-19 04:20:11 EDT
Then this is a krb5 bug, reassigning.
Comment 6 RHEL Product and Program Management 2007-10-19 15:23:18 EDT
This bug is filed against RHEL2.1, which is in maintenance phase.
During the maintenance phase, only security errata and select mission
critical bug fixes will be released for enterprise products.  Since
this bug does not meet that criteria, it is now being closed.

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