Do I really need one UID per computer?

Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton lkcl at
Wed Jan 13 16:45:00 GMT 1999

under nt you have exactly the same problem as computers are actually trust
accounts are actually user names.

On Wed, 13 Jan 1999, David Allan Finch wrote:

> permath at writes:
> |> This went through a logn discussion.  The reason that the 
> |> machine accoutn eeds to be in /etc/passwd is that is the best 
> |> way to ensure it has a unique uid and therefore a unique derived 
> |> NT RID.  Remebeer that machine accounts are considered to be 
> |> just another type of user account.
> Did no one mension that under NIS+ hostname are in the
> same namespace as usernames. Hence if you have a username
> with the same name as a hostname there are a problem
> with NIS+ creds. Unless there is another solution to
> this?

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