Re: UID/GID mapping system

From: Søren Hansen
Date: Thu Mar 11 2004 - 03:31:30 EST

ons, 2004-03-10 kl. 23:45 skrev Trond Myklebust:
> The NFSv4 client and server already do uid/gid mapping. That is
> *mandatory* in the NFSv4 protocol, which dictates that you are only
> allowed to send strings of the form user@domain on the wire.


> If you really need uid/gid mapping for NFSv2/v3 too, why not just build
> on the existing v4 upcall/downcall mechanisms?

Because that would require changes to both ends of the wire. I want this
1. Work for ALL filesystems (NFS, smbfs, ext2(*) etc.)
2. Be transparent for the server.

*: For ext2, this could come in handy if you are moving disks between

Salu2, Søren.

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