Permissions problems are being a huge PIMA

gene heskett gheskett at
Mon Jan 31 19:19:38 UTC 2011

On Monday, January 31, 2011 02:18:25 pm Tom H did opine:

> 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
> "/etc/login.defs".
As that is set at install time, from read-only media, that doesn't sound 
practical to do now.

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

Now this I'll have to look up, thank you!

Cheers, Gene
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