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Re: NOBODY = -2 ???

On Fri, 23 Dec 1994, Matti Aarnio wrote:
> > I have a question:
> > I README.solaris it is suggested that in Solaris NOBODY should be set to -2 
> 	You are reading my old notes.
> 	Best value for it appears to be (on Solaris) 60001, which is
> 	what the system default "nobody" userid uses.
> 	The "-2" is old "nobody" from SunOS 4.x, which is imitated on
> 	quite many systems, but Solaris decided to be "different young"..
> 	(The  uid_t  changed from  'unsigned short' to 'long', and thus
> 	 signed values no longer act modulo 65536 ...)

This appears to be SVR4 specific rather than Solaris specific as it is 
also true for IRIX 5.


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