[CentOS] groupadd failure

Thu Sep 3 11:58:30 UTC 2015
mark <m.roth at 5-cent.us>

On 09/03/15 04:33, isdtor wrote:
> On 02/09/2015, Greg Lindahl <lindahl at pbm.com> wrote:
>> Sorry, I didn't read what you said carefully enough -- it's trying to
>> create a system group. Still, looking inside of /etc/group to see what
>> system groups already exist is probably a good idea.
> This is not exactly trivial to figure when there's no documentation
> what the system group limits actually are. There's a very indirect
> mention in the same man page, "Values between 0 and 999 are typically
> reserved for system accounts.", but I bet that's just the usual case
> of generic documentation not tailored to the distribution.

GIDs < 1000 have been std in all Unices for a long, long time. For an ordinary 
user, going above shouldn't be a problem. <chuckles> At work, a couple of 
years ago, we went to 7-digit user & gids.