Re: NFS mounts fail silently
>>>>> "Alisdair" == Alisdair McDiarmid <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
Alisdair> The /etc/passwd and /etc/group files are totally
Alisdair> different across the two machines: e.g. the UID for
Alisdair> alisdair on letdown is the UID for knox on skinny. Is
Alisdair> there a sensible way of fixing this? Should I look into
Just to clarify: NIS isn't going to help unless you are prepared to
make UIDs and GIDs same across the different computers. NIS will help
though, once you have fixed up your uids enough to install it. I
suggest installing it on one computer at a time, so you know
everything is OK on one, before moving to the next.
I did here something about being able to map user ids across
different systems, but wouldn't recommend it myself, I think
it is better to change all user ids so that they are the same.
Also be warned: with your current setup, if alisdair logs on to
skinny, he/she will (only) be able to access files owned by knox....
The same thing also applies to system daemons, etc. This may/may not
be significant depending on what you NFS mount.
Brian May <email@example.com>