On 06/13/2011 06:56 PM, Rob Crittenden wrote:
> Stamper, Brian P. (ARC-D)[Logyx LLC] wrote:
>>
>> It’s enough of an issue that I’d spend the 1-2 hours to reinstall my
>> server and 1 client. I just find it really odd that the default would be
>> so high. I’m all for avoiding conflicts, but I can’t think of too many
>> systems that would have a billion users. The help on the server
>> installer says the idstart is random. I’d rather skip 1000 UIDs than 1.3
>> billion, I just find the numbers unwieldy. Browsing the web, it looks
>> like the default is random between 1m and 2^31. I’d just prefer it be in
>> the 4-6 digit range, as I do still use UIDs numerically on occasion.
>>
>> I have no issue with the default being what it is, most people may not
>> care what their UID range actually is. I just want to know if it can be
>> changed manually or if I have to reinstall. I’m still in an evaluation
>> phase with a testing system anyway, so I’ll just add it to my notes when
>> I deploy to something I might use in production.
>
> Modify the dnanextvalue and dnamaxvalue options in the entry:
>
> cn=Posix IDs,cn=Distributed Numeric Assignment
> Plugin,cn=plugins,cn=config

Ha! Seems I am wrong... Rob but what about the ID of the first entries
created? They will be out of scope potentially and it might have issues
down the road.

>
> rob
>
>>
>> -brian
>>
>> On 6/13/11 3:22 PM, "Steven Jones" <steven.jo...@vuw.ac.nz> wrote:
>>
>>     Hi,
>>
>>     The docs say they do this to try and avoid clashes with other
>>     organisations in case of a merger.
>>
>>     Another reason I can see is possibly Shiboleth (Federation) which
>>     I/we have to do. So is changing it that much of an issue?
>>
>>     regards
>>
>>
>>     ________________________________
>>     From: freeipa-users-boun...@redhat.com
>>     [freeipa-users-boun...@redhat.com] on behalf of Stamper, Brian P.
>>     (ARC-D)[Logyx LLC] [brian.p.stam...@nasa.gov]
>>     Sent: Tuesday, 14 June 2011 10:18 a.m.
>>     To: freeipa-users@redhat.com
>>     Subject: [Freeipa-users] Change UID range
>>
>>     After installing, I’ve noticed that my UIDs for freeipa start at 1.3
>>     billion. Now, this isn’t technically a problem, but it is ... Odd.
>>     Is there a way to change this value after install, or am I stuck
>>     uninstalling and reinstalling with the --idstart value set to get
>>     this to a more reasonable number?
>>
>>     -Brian
>>
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