Subject: Re: ridiculous uid
To: dieter Roelants <>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <>
List: current-users
Date: 11/30/2005 11:31:11
In message <>, dieter Roelants writes:
>I currently have 3.0_RC3 running netbooted on a cobalt RaQ2. I noticed  
>that something isn't quiet right with user id's:
>$ grep dieter /etc/passwd
>dieter:*:1980:1980:Dieter Roelants:/home/dieter:/bin/ksh
>$ id
>uid=3154575360(dieter) gid=3154575360  
>$ id daemon
>uid=16777216(daemon) gid=16777216 groups=16777216,1(daemon)

Looks like an endian problem.  3154575360 is 0xBC070000; 0x07BC is 
1980.  Similarly, 16777216 is 0x1000000, while daemon should be uid 1.

		--Steven M. Bellovin,