[lsb-discuss] UID Registry

Matt Wilson msw at redhat.com
Tue Jun 10 09:27:05 PDT 2003

On Tue, Jun 10, 2003 at 10:15:51AM -0600, Bart Whiteley wrote:
> For example: Currently among the major distributions you can
> find users "apache", "httpd", "www", or "wwwrun".  All of 
> them have different UIDs.  This makes it a challenge to 
> develop applications intended to run on multiple distributions. 

Why?  There are system interfaces for mapping the username to the uid,
there is no reason to hard-coded.


msw at redhat.com
Matt Wilson
Manager, Base Operating Systems
Red Hat, Inc.

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