Subject: pkg added accounts and YP/NIS
To: None <>
From: J.T. Conklin <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 02/23/2005 10:46:26
I'm using YP/NIS for centralized account management, and just noticed
various packages have added new accounts that just happen to have the
same uid/gid as "real" accounts.  (Actually, it appears that packages
are picking the next free uid; the conflict occurs when the NIS admin
adds a new user, having no idea that a uid has been assigned).

Is there a way to restrict the package infrastructure to select uid's
from a "local" range?


J.T. Conklin