Permissions problems are being a huge PIMA

Tom H tomh0665 at
Mon Jan 31 16:51:24 UTC 2011

On Mon, Jan 31, 2011 at 10:46 AM, gene heskett <gheskett at> wrote:
> I do the 99.999999999% of my email activities from a nice comfy chair, in a
> nice comfy heated house.
> The machine in the shop runs 24/7 though, so it is 'mounted' as a cifs
> share, and this is where the PIMA starts.
> Because the *buntu's start their user number schemes at 1000, whereas the
> rest of the known universe starts at 500, even though I am the user gene on
> both boxes, I have no write perms via cifs in the /home/gene tree on the
> milling machines kubuntu install.
> So that I can save a useful bit of rs-274 nc code directly from an email
> received on this machine, directly to the /home/gene/emc/nc_files directory
> on that *buntu box in the shop, what then is the std procedure to establish
> that the user gene=500 on this box, is the user gene=1000 on that box?

The "UID_MIN 1000" setting is a Debianism that you can modify in

If you're using samba, you can use the "username map" smb.conf option
with /path/to/file/

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