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Old 11-23-2004, 12:26 AM   #1
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Question What's the maximum number of users on Linux?


Hi gang,

I've got a general question that's been bugging me for awhile...

Does anyone know what's the maximum number of users that can be created on Linux? Regardless of the various distributions. From what I know it's 65535, inclusive of system UIDs.

Thanks!
 
Old 11-23-2004, 12:34 AM   #2
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It's limitation for Linux Kernel 2.4
in 2.6, should be far more than the number
 
Old 11-23-2004, 08:08 AM   #3
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Did some googling around, since I got inrested in this, too.

from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linux_kernel
I understand that whit the 2.6 kernel, the maximum number of users/groups on a system Increased from 65,000 to over 4 billion

to that should mean 65.000 for 2.4 kernels, and 4 billion for 2.6 kernels
 
Old 11-23-2004, 08:45 AM   #4
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Yes, for more information of Linux Kernel 2.6 features, you may check it at http://linuxgazette.net/issue98/pranevich.html

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Originally posted by EyesOnly
Did some googling around, since I got inrested in this, too.

from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linux_kernel
I understand that whit the 2.6 kernel, the maximum number of users/groups on a system Increased from 65,000 to over 4 billion

to that should mean 65.000 for 2.4 kernels, and 4 billion for 2.6 kernels
 
Old 11-29-2004, 03:33 AM   #5
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Thanks for clearing up guys! Informative stuff!
 
Old 11-29-2004, 03:35 AM   #6
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Oh just to bump in a couple of good reads:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linux_kernel

http://www.linux.org.uk/~davej/docs/...loween-2.6.txt
 
  


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