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Why on some systems max uid/gid is 65534 an not 65535?

I know that there is not a shared maximum value for uid (or gid): some systems use 99 (Slackware, ...), others 65534 (Debian, ...). I ask if there is a specific motivation to use 65534 and not 65535 ...
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How is UID resolved when logging in remotely using SSH

Sometime ago I was asked to build our software on a machine that I had never used before. I was able to login without issue, however my UID was a temporary one. Since I did not have a home directory, ...
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How do I keep the same UID among many servers?

I have many servers with LDAP which mantain the users UID the same among the servers, but how can I change and keep the same UID for local users ? For example, the user tomcat, when someone create an ...
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gksu is a front end to su?

gksu manual page says that it is a front-end to su, however su doesn't need a command to be executed, while gksu does. Also, gksu doesn't seem to change the user ID of my shell, while su does. Is it ...
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How to change user ID on a QNAP NAS?

I've got a QNAP TS-110 which I access via NFS from my Ubuntu system. I guess that NFS on a typical home network does not use any user authentication. I've read in various places and I found that it ...
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cron uid:gui for every username

So in the nutshell : There was user John with 502:502. After i deleted John and recreated him, his UID:GID changed to 504:504. Cronjobs are still running under the John's crontab, but when the ...
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How to find Mac OSX UID from Ubuntu

How do you view Mac OSX user id without having to boot into OSX? I can mount the drive, but I can't find the UID for my user, which would hopefully enable me to access files without being root.
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jsfiddle unique identifier generation [closed]

Consider jsfiddle.net: When you press "save" they generate uid for your jsfiddle like vzBZB. How do they do it? Why only 5 characters? And first of all - How do they make sure there's never a ...
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No user list in the login screen after changing the user ID

Edit: Problem 1 has been resolved. I followed this link and changed my user id to 1000 (same as Linux user id), so that I can share files freely between Mac and Linux. Now I have these two problems: ...