docs/61625: Wrong maximal UID and GID in Handbook, section 8.2
blackend at FreeBSD.org
Tue Jan 20 13:40:29 UTC 2004
The following reply was made to PR docs/61625; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: Marc Fonvieille <blackend at FreeBSD.org>
To: Marian Cerny <jojo at matfyz.cz>
Cc: freebsd-gnats-submit at FreeBSD.org
Subject: Re: docs/61625: Wrong maximal UID and GID in Handbook, section 8.2
Date: Tue, 20 Jan 2004 14:36:13 +0100
On Tue, Jan 20, 2004 at 05:09:23AM -0800, Marian Cerny wrote:
> In section 8.2 Introduction is written:
> The UID is a number from 0 to 65536 used to ...
> The GID is a number from 0 to 65536 used to ...
> By adding a line to passwd (using vipw):
> I get this as a response:
> pwd_mkdb: 65536 > recommended max uid value (65535)
> pwd_mkdb: 65536 > recommended max gid value (65535)
You forgot to add the line:
It's just a warning cause some programs may want short IDs/GIDs.
However maybe we should say "The UID is, by default, a number from 0
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