From: kevin lyda (kevin at domain suberic.net)
Date: Fri 27 Aug 1999 - 15:35:13 IST
Nick Hilliard spoke thusly:
>> 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":
no, i meant "to freebsd." sheesh, pay attention. (i hate it when i
leave my brain at home in the mornings)
>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.
ah, right. so in order to use 32bit uid's linux just needs to change
some kernel structs, several fs's and add nfsv3 support. gee, it's
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