On Fri, 27 Apr 2001 00:15:55 +0900, Yoshihiro Koya wrote:

> Currently, I have nobody (uid = 65534) account as a default account on 
> my box.  It might be easy to guess that the maximum is greater than
> 65533.  My question is why such a restricion still remains.

>From what I remember from my communication with Bruce Evans, the
"restrictions" (mostly unenforced" in our tree are there to protect old
software compiled to use 16-bit UID values.  By allowing unsigned 32-bit
UID values in the system, you open the door for problems with software
that uses smaller UID values.


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