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[vox-tech] Dealing with different UIDs and GIDs
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[vox-tech] Dealing with different UIDs and GIDs

My wife has frequently talked about using our webhost as a place to store her 
personal files in the event that both her computer and our server here fail.  
Today I downloaded FUSE and SSHFS-FUSE and installed them both.  I was able 
to mount our account on our webhost to a directory in our shared account on 
our local server, like this:

sshfs user@host.pair.com: /mountpoint

/mountpoint is a subdirectory in /shared, which is shared out via Samba so 
that we can get to it through either Windows or Linux.

When moving around via the command line, I can get to that mounted directory 
and look around just fine.  However, the GID and UID are 3187 and 1000, 
respectively, which I assume are the GID and UID of our account on Pair's 
server.  I tried creating a user on our local account with the UID 3187 and a 
group called pairuser with the GID 1000, and added both my wife's and my 
accounts to that group.

Now, if I'm logged in to the server, I can cd to the mountpoint just fine and 
browse around.  However, I can't cd to it from the command line on my own 
Linux box, and I certainly can't see it through Windows.

I suspect I'm missing something very simple.  Any ideas, anyone?

Richard S. Crawford
AIM:  Buffalo2K    Yahoo: rscrawford
"Whatever does not kill me makes me stranger."

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