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Re: gids assigned non-deterministically

On Mon, 9 Oct 2006 14:39:07 -0500
Peter Samuelson <peter@p12n.org> wrote:

> [Roberto C. Sanchez]
> > That is a problem if I want to server everything up out of LDAP.
> > There really should be a "reserved" range, maybe 100-499 of Debian
> > gids, where they are assigned in a predertmined way.
> I don't think it's a good idea to put system users and groups into LDAP
> anyway.  They are specific to a system.  

That is no longer a reality with groups like plugdev, powerdev and
netdev, which users need to be a member of to be able to get the wonders
of automatically mounted usb-sticks, tweakable power management and
whatever comes with the utopia stack.

grts Tim

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