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Re: UPG and the default umask

On Wed, 19 May 2010, Roger Leigh wrote:

> On 19/05/10 18:25, Santiago Vila wrote:
> > For the record: I've changed the umask setting in /etc/profile to this:
> > 
> > if [ "`id -u`" -ge 1000 ]; then
> Should we also be catering for the reserved globally allocated UIDs in the
> range 60000-64999 with this check (Policy §9.2.2)?

Hmm, good question. Can you give me an example of an uid which has
been allocated that way?

Perhaps I should follow policy more closely, yes, but that would mean
using the range 1000-29999 only, not 1000-59999, as 30000-59999 is
"reserved" (whatever that means).

If an admin which runs out of UIDs in his system modifies
/etc/adduser.conf, will he remember to modify the upper bound in
/etc/profile as well?

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