Christian.Iseli(a)licr.org wrote :
That's the part I don't understand: why a global registry ?
I agree it can get a bit hairy when several machines share things by NFS, but
having a central global UID registry also seems hairy.
That's the point : Fixed uid/gid is often a good thing, I have many setups
where a bunch of redundant servers access the same nfs share, and I'm in
trouble when I install packages on those servers which create a user with
a non fixed uid, and one gets say 201 and the other 202...
I'm really grateful to know I can expect apache to be uid 48 everywhere,
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