On Tue, Sep 22, 2009 at 03:40:41PM -0500, David Kelly wrote: > On Tue, Sep 22, 2009 at 03:29:43PM -0400, Carmel NY wrote: > > On Tue, 22 Sep 2009 14:08:21 -0500 > > David Kelly <dke...@hiwaay.net> wrote: > > > > [snip] > > > > > It would, but he's approaching the problem with Windows-colored > > > glasses. > > > > I am not sure what that is even suppose to mean, so I'll just ignore it. > > It means you are trying to make Unix conform to your Windows habits. For > security, simplicity, and security (yes, "security" twice) we are not in > the habit of wantonly sharing our file systems. Historically remote > login has been difficult on Windows systems while file(system) sharing > has been relatively easy so Windows Administrators learned how to manage > systems by pushing files around on shared file systems. I'm saying it > sounds an awful lot like that is what you are trying to do. If so then > you will quickly find Unix doesn't like to let root (Administrator) > easily cross system boundaries.
Really, it sounds like this guy is a candidate for AFS. Actually probably serious over-kill for his situation, but it does wonders. I think there is now (again) an OpenAFS for FreeBSD. AFS plus X-windows would more than do it. ////jerry > > Meanwhile others have listed a multitude of utilities for shooting files > across multiple machines, including simple terminal login and more > advanced GUI X11 login. None of which use shared file systems as their > core connection method. > > Expanding on what I said earlier, if "joe" is userid 1001, do not reuse > 1001 on any other machine unless "joe" has an account there too. Unix > file ownership is by userid and groupid *numbers*. The number doesn't > have to be defined in the password or group databases to be used. Most > file sync and archivers only use the numbers. > > -- > David Kelly N4HHE, dke...@hiwaay.net > ======================================================================== > Whom computers would destroy, they must first drive mad. > _______________________________________________ > firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org" _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"