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Old 11-29-2010, 12:34 PM   #1
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UID reservations in Slackware


Hey, can somebody point me towards a breakdown of how the reserved UIDs are assigned in Slackware? I can't seem to find one anywhere.
 
Old 11-29-2010, 12:48 PM   #2
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You mean http://slackbuilds.org/uid_gid.txt ?
 
Old 11-29-2010, 12:57 PM   #3
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Not exactly. In most distros different blocks of IDs are reserved for certain purposes. For instance, in Debian 0-99 is reserved for system accounts allocated by Debian, 100-999 for system accounts allocated by other software, 1000-29999 for regular user accounts, and so on. I'm looking for a similar breakdown for Slackware. It's easy to find this breakdown for Red Hat or Debian... not so much for other distros.
 
Old 11-29-2010, 01:32 PM   #4
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As root view the /etc/passwd file. Being an old goat I use mc to do things like that as it reminds me of my Xtree (gold) days. Anyhow you can see that Slackware has UIDs below 100 [except for users, who start at 1000]. Just a guess on my part is that PAM might play a role in those distributions reserving 100-999. Of course Slackware does not use PAM.

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Old 11-29-2010, 02:23 PM   #5
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I know, but that doesn't tell me which ID blocks, if any, are reserved for anything specific.

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Old 11-29-2010, 11:11 PM   #6
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AFAIK Slackware doesn't impose or recommend any UID conventions. The /etc/default/useradd file sets a default group of 100 (which is users). You are free to use whatever scheme you like, including the Debian scheme.
 
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Old 11-30-2010, 06:58 AM   #7
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AFAIK Slackware doesn't impose or recommend any UID conventions. The /etc/default/useradd file sets a default group of 100 (which is users). You are free to use whatever scheme you like, including the Debian scheme.
Okay, thanks!
 
  


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