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Re: [SLUG] backup using rsync and file permission
- To: Rodos <rodos@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [SLUG] backup using rsync and file permission
- From: "Andrew Reilly" <a.reilly@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri Oct 20 10:57:38 2000
- Cc: Sydney Linux Users Group <slug@xxxxxxxxxxx>
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On Fri, Oct 20, 2000 at 10:10:43AM +1000, Rodos wrote:
> On Fri, 20 Oct 2000, Ian Ward wrote:
> > As administrator, you will need to keep UID/GID consistent between the
> > two systems.
> Okay this is the bit I want to know more about. What are the ways of doing
> this? Copy the files over? What about shadow passwords? Is their a right
> way to do it when you have a few machines and need to share files around
> between them. What do people here do?
This is why Yellow Pages aka NIS, or HESIOD, or (more latterly)
some other sort of distributed database, go hand in hand with
NFS, and why you generally only use NFS within a single
administrative domain, rather than over WAN connections.
> I have lots of accounts on one machine that supports dialin users but only
> a few common ones on the others, I don't necessarily want them all on the
> other machines.
Not sure how you arrange that, but I'd bet that there's a way.
Things like PAM can often cascade requests, so if a uid lookup
fails in yp, then it could go and look in /etc/passwd, which (on
the dial-up box only) would contain the other users. Something