I'm interested in finding out what other UNIX admins are doing to manage
and keep consistent UID's and GID's across multiple platforms in the same
At my last job (the University of Colorado), we used an in-house package
which worked in tandem with a centralized UID database. (Yes, Jeff, I wish
I had DURM/Uniquid here. :)
Here at Western, we have a relatively new Internet domain with only a few
UNIX machines (as yet) and I've been charged with developing a system
to manage accounts and keep the UID's straight. We will probably develop
our own system, but I'd like to see other ideas if you want to share them.
At a minimum, our platforms will include (old) SunOS, Solaris, DEC Ultrix,
Unixware, SCO ODT, Linux, and HP-UX. Other possible platforms are IBM AIX,
and Dell SVR4.
If you know of any interesting packages (this doesn't really fit an
archie search :), public domain or otherwise, I'd appreciate it if you
would let me know about it.
I will summarize and repost if there is interest.
J. Scott Farrow UNIX/VAX Technical Support
Martin Marietta - DOE/Western Area Power Administration, Golden, CO USA