[lsb-discuss] UID Registry

Bart Whiteley bwhiteley at novell.com
Tue Jun 10 09:29:35 PDT 2003


On Tuesday 10 June 2003 10:27 am, Matt Wilson wrote:
> 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.

But the names themselves aren't even the same. 

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