local user map troubles finally solved

Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton lkcl at switchboard.net
Mon May 10 16:32:09 GMT 1999

On Mon, 10 May 1999, David Bannon wrote:

> At 07:29 AM 10/05/1999 +1000, Florian Laws wrote:
> >just exactly as in the FAQ.
> >But now I wonder: Why does it _have_ to be precisely the groups
> >adm and wheel? 
> I sent that addition to the FAQ, was told those names by St Luke and did


> not bother to see if anything else worked. My systems (RedHat) already had
> a 'wheel', I asked around at the time and no one seemed to know what it was
> for ! My guess is that if Luke tells us to do it that way, do it that way !


known possibilities are that the lookup code gets confused if a gid and a
uid have the same number.

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