Bug 497551 - Inconsistent default anonuid/anongid values.
Summary: Inconsistent default anonuid/anongid values.
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: nfs-utils
Version: 5.3
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: rc
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Assignee: Steve Dickson
QA Contact: BaseOS QE
Depends On:
Blocks: 499522 5.5TechNotes-Updates 566888
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Reported: 2009-04-24 16:34 UTC by Sachin Prabhu
Modified: 2018-11-27 21:23 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Clone Of:
: 566888 (view as bug list)
Last Closed: 2010-03-30 08:52:07 UTC
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Red Hat Product Errata RHBA-2010:0284 normal SHIPPED_LIVE nfs-utils bug fix update 2010-03-29 15:02:53 UTC

Description Sachin Prabhu 2009-04-24 16:34:01 UTC
Both RHEL4 and 5 set the uid/gid for nfsnobody to 4294967294 in /etc/passwd, but RHEL4 and 5 have different NFS defaults for anonuid/anaongid.  RHEL4 uses anonuid/anongid of 4294967294. RHEL5, by default, sets these to 65534 (which is the "traditional" uid for nfsnobody):

The change occurs due to the following comment in nfs-utils


Use 65534 for anon uid/gid rather than -2

This is more consistant across platforms.

The values for anonuid and anongid should be the same for RHEL 4 and RHEL 5.

Comment 1 Sachin Prabhu 2009-07-15 11:50:27 UTC
This also means that the values of nfsnobody(4294967294) on RHEL 5 64 bit machines do not match the anonuid/anongid values(65534) used by the exports on RHEL 5 machines.

Comment 14 errata-xmlrpc 2010-03-30 08:52:07 UTC
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on therefore solution and/or where to find the updated files,
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