Rsync / incorrect uids

Dylan Cuthbert
Thu Sep 4 09:41:00 GMT 2003

No, the samba share part of mail was describing that I am using samba to be
my Primary Domain Controller, because I thought that might have some effect
on user ids.

rsync access is via a rsync daemon running on the linux machine.

I forgot to mention but Cygwin is setup as "ntsec tty"

I know cygwin "plays" with the win2k user ids and group names to get them to
look like linux users and paths so I thought maybe this was the problem.

The rsync documentation says it matches users and group names by their names
rather than use the ids directly, but it does have a mention of the case
when the *source* is an rsync server so maybe this feature just doesn't work
very well when using an rsync server as opposed to ssh for rsync's


Q-Games, Dylan Cuthbert.

"Lapo Luchini" <> wrote in message
> Hash: SHA1
> Dylan Cuthbert wrote:
> |id dylan gives me the uid 12000, but that's just the NT Domain login
> user id
> |that's been mapped by cygwin.  The uid for the username "dylan" on the
> linux
> |box is 500.
> This doesn't seems cygwin-related.. if rsync decided to "map" uid basing
> on the similarity of the name (which can be a good or a bad thing, I can
> think of both examples) or not it's more of a rsync-related feature.
> So I'd suggest to use
> BTW: why the samba share? are you using rsync *or* samba to transfer the
> file? or rsync over samba?
> Lapo
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