[CentOS] Determine next UID number

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at gmail.com
Wed Oct 13 19:16:26 EDT 2010


On 10/13/2010 6:01 PM, Stephen Harris wrote:
>
>>>
>>> Who says 4294967294 is out of range?
>
>> 64-bit, I presume?  Does your /var/log/lastlog look pretty big after
>
> Nope; 32bit CentOS 5.5
>
>> that person logs in or did that get fixed?
>
> lastlog is a sparse file.  How it looks and how big it is are two
> different things.

And how long it takes to copy if you back the system up is a 3rd thing. 
  But if you've truncated to 32 bits it might be tolerable anyway.  On 
64-bit centos3, nfsnobody made that somewhat awkward, at least in the 
early versions - it might have been fixed eventually.

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  Les Mikeselll
    lesmikesell at gmail.com





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