getting UID higher that 99999

Alan McKinnon alan at
Tue Jun 20 21:54:18 UTC 2006

On Saturday 17 June 2006 21:43, The_Eye_In_The_Sky wrote:
> Dear all,
> my company is a quite big Unix vendor, thus the NIS is using UID
> higher 99999. To synchronize the Ubuntu with other Linux and Unix
> server, I need to make it capable addressing UID higher than 99999.
> Do you which setup I need to tweak?


Bad luck I'm afraid. AFAIK the UIDs on Linux are 16 bit, so they go up 
to 65535.

Somewhere in the back of my mind I remember reading something about 32 
bit uids but don't recall where. Google for "32 bit uid linux" and 
see what turns up

If only me, you and dead people understand hex, 
how many people understand hex?

Alan McKinnon
alan at linuxholdings dot co dot za
+27 82, double three seven, one nine three five

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