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Re: nfsnobody uid number



Cameron Simpson wrote:
> On 31Oct2006 16:35, Anthony Messina <[email protected]> wrote:
> | Cameron Simpson wrote:
> | > On 30Oct2006 17:12, Anthony Messina <[email protected]> wrote:
> | > | why does nfsnobody have such a long uid/gid number in a fresh install?
> | > | 
> | > | # grep nfsnobody /etc/passwd
> | > | nfsnobody:x:4294967294:4294967294:Anonymous NFS
> | > | User:/var/lib/nfs:/sbin/nologin
> | > | 
> | > | this has caused problems on previous nfs4 installations. i usually have
> | > | to change it to 65534 to get things to work.
> | > 
> | > That's the 32-bit version of "-2". 65534 is the 16 bit version.
> | > It probably tracks the "uid_t" type size.
> | 
> | thank you for your reply.  trouble is, when i use that number, i get the
> | following message in my logs:
> | 
> | rpc.idmapd[2086]: nfsdcb: id '-2' too big!
> | 
> | and the idmapping fails to work properly.  in order to use that 32 bit
> | number, is there something else i might not be configuring properly?
> 
> I don't really know. Is there a problem with just changing it to 65534
> as you have been doing?

no, there isn't a problem at all.  i was inquiring more than anything.
but i do think that it's interesting that the larger number is the
default, yet it doesn't seem to work.

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