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Re: Some questions about the nfs source package was: RE: NFS server (final?)

On Fri, Feb 14, 2003 at 02:02:39PM -0000, Max Bowsher wrote:
> Pavel Tsekov wrote:
> > Which uid should own /etc/exports? [default 0 (root)]
> > 
> > What have you answered to that one when configuring ? I guess a good
> > defaults would be the Administrator uid and the SYSTEM gid i.e.
> > something like 544 (Administrator), 18 (SYSTEM). I dont know though
> > if the Administrator uid is a well known one i.e. if it is always 544.
> 500 = Administrator  (S-1-5-21-x-y-z-500)
> 544 = Administrators (S-1-5-32-544)
> And those numbers are constant.

They are?  They aren't.  At home I'm using this passwd and group entries:



which means (according to the ntsec documentation) that neither the
name nor the uid/gid are fixed values.

Of course that's a problem I didn't think of when inventing this free
floating method.  AFAICS, the only uid we insist on being fixed is the
18 for SYSTEM but only of desparation. ;-)

I think the default should be SYSTEM/18.  OTOH, I think it's pretty much
ok to use the 544 as default but the script should test then, if that
uid actually exists, right?


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