Raising the limit of uid (to be > 64k)

Raising the limit of uid (to be > 64k)

Post by Jonathan Bruc » Fri, 29 Sep 2000 04:00:00

Hi -

Is there any way of raising the ceiling on userID's on RedHat 6.2 ? I'm
hitting a limit of 64k and I need to raise it to at least 128k.

For example, if I add an two entries into /etc/passwd


I can login with user 'test1', but not with user 'test1'. Any ideas on
how I can raise the barrier much appreciated. A possible fix will allow
all authentications on this box to use NIS maps that are well
established and are working fine for all Solaris boxes.


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UFS?  Let's see:

        tooting$ uname -sr
        SunOS 5.5.1
        tooting$ egrep nlink /usr/include/sys/fs/ufs_inode.h
                short   ic_nlink;       /*  2: number of links to file */
        #define i_nlink         i_ic.ic_nlink
        #define di_nlink        di_ic.ic_nlink

Doesn't look that way.  In fact, that suggests that it won't even
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