UID/GID mapping on NFS

Levi Pearson levipearson at gmail.com
Thu Feb 6 09:05:31 MST 2014

On Thu, Feb 6, 2014 at 4:03 AM, Dan Egli <ddavidegli at gmail.com> wrote:
> On on Monday, February 3, 2014, Levi Pearson wrote:
> Either way, that's not an option here, really. The scenario here is that
> you have public machine #1 that user X logs into. He does all sorts of
> stuff, which is totally authorized by the admin of machine #1. But he wants
> to be a bit paranoid and only store his files on his private machine, #2.
> So what he wants to do is have his home directory from machine #2 NFS
> mounted onto machine #1 (i.e. /home/X/work on #1 = /home/X on machine #2).
> But X's UID is, let's say, 1049 on #1 and 1002 on #2.
> What would be the best solution for this?

In that case, the best solution is to not use NFS.


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