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bin/39419: default group range cannot be specified for groupadd
>Synopsis: default group range cannot be specified for groupadd
>Arrival-Date: Wed Aug 27 10:55:00 +0000 2008
>Originator: Wolfgang Stukenbrock
>Release: NetBSD 4.0
Dr. Nagler & Company GmbH
System: NetBSD s401 4.0 NetBSD 4.0 (NSW-S401) #11: Wed Jul 30 21:13:34 CEST
Most default paramters of the user management functions can be
So the administrator can setup a range for new user-id's.
This is very usefull for environments where the "normal" users are
included by e.g. NIS and only some techinal users are setup in the local
configuration files.By setting up a range definition in usermgmt.conf
using a different range in the NIS database conflicts can be avoided.
Accedently this is not possible for groups, because there
is no range definition for group-id's in any configuration file.
So during package installation new groups may be added using the
next free group-id starting at 1000. This may lead to conflicts with
the NIS-database, because the NIS-database cannot know what ID's are
by some clients and theese ID's may become active in NIS at a later
time. This could be avoided by defining a default range to be used by
groupadd as already done for useradd.
not relevant - enhancement-request
Add a new keyword to usermgmt.conf to add a group range definition.
The command groupadd should read the information from usermgmt.conf and
use it if present.
An other sollution may be a new file groupmgmt.conf, but I think it
be better (and more consistent) to expand usermgmt.conf.
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