[CentOS] Determine next UID number

James A. Peltier jpeltier at sfu.ca
Wed Oct 13 16:59:59 EDT 2010



----- Original Message -----
| > > That assumes the highest UID number has a login shell...
| 
| > which is generally the case...
| >
| >
| Exactly, without excluding those who have a shell of nologin the last
| uid on my machine is nfsnobody(65534), I don't believe that a UID can
| be
| greater than that.
| 
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Only if authenticating against /etc/passwd.  If authenticating against Kerberos, LDAP, or some other method this is not the case.

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Does your OS has a man 8 lart?
http://www.xinu.nl/unix/humour/asr-manpages/lart.html




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