Preserve Users and Groups Over shfs Mount

Shaun Martinec
Mon Feb 7 13:17:00 GMT 2005

I have mounted a directory on a remote server to my cygwin box using
the shfs (ssh file system). However, when I try to mount it using the
"preserve" option the connection fails. I need to be able to preserve
users and groups when I am backing up data to the cygwin box. Do I
need to create the same set of users on the cygwin box that exist on
the remote server, or is there a user that can set sid/gid of non
existent users? An what user has permission to use chown? Is there a
special way I need to configure my sshd to handle this? Any help is
appreciated and I can provide more info if needed.


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