Bug#3036: automatic adduser/addgroup in postinst (was Re: fingerd)
I would have, in fact, had qmail allocate the uid's on the
fly... except that
1) the uid's need to have certain group id's, which add_user
2) the uid's needed to be distinct, which add_user couldn't
handle either :-) [that bug has just been closed though]
3) the guidelines at the time recommended that uids like this
be preallocated in base...
given all of this, I requested them from Bruce as advised.
> anything that needs 8 compiled-in uids is being
> gratuitous in its use of an obviously limited resource.
Not sure what's "obviously limited" about uids (other than that
they're only 16 bit, welcome to the 70's :-) but in this case it
*does* need distinct uid's as part of it's security design. (See,
unlike sendmail, it *has* a security design :-)