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FreeBSD Security Archives: Re: FreeSSH

Re: FreeSSH

Jack Rusher (jarmail.integratus.com)
Wed, 13 Oct 1999 18:55:51 -0400

Robert Watson wrote:
> "local users SHOULD be given a unique uid >= 1000 -- values less than 1000
> are reserved for built-in accounts, and for add-on packages" or the like.
> For the purposes of NFS, it seems desirable that when a package is
> installed, it use the same uid consistently?
> I'm not sure the correct course of action is clear in my mind, but
> whatever it is, it is certainly security-relevant.

It seems to me that an /etc/services style mapping of services to
UIDs would be an excellent idea. This sort of standardization would
make the world work a little more smoothly.

Jack Rusher, Chief Engineer | mailto:jarintegratus.com
Integratus, Inc.            | http://www.integratus.com

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