From: Nick Hilliard (nick at domain iol.ie)
Date: Fri 27 Aug 1999 - 15:24:55 IST
> just wondering. during a few potd it was mentioned some isp's are
> migrating to linux for the 32 bit uid's. how does this affect nfs?
You mean "away from linux":
: pancake:/opt/src/linux-2.3.15/include/asm-i386> grep __kernel_uid_t posix_types.h
: typedef unsigned short __kernel_uid_t;
NFS v3 supports 32 bit uids. You've just got be careful that anywhere you
use 32-bit uid's, that you use only nfsv3. If you use nfsv2, the uid will
be sent to the nfs client as 65535 and as you could imagine, there are a lot
of subtle security nasties associated with this.
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