[mythtv-users] mythbuntu-diskless - how to set client hostname?

Mike Perkins mikep at randomtraveller.org.uk
Wed Dec 29 14:50:28 UTC 2010

On 29/12/10 14:10, Greg Oliver wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 29, 2010 at 7:27 AM, Mike Perkins
> <mikep at randomtraveller.org.uk>  wrote:
>> On 29/12/10 13:17, Greg Oliver wrote:
>>> You can also use NFSs squash function to map any UID/GID to the mythtv
>>> backend user and not have to worry about it.  Just another option..
>> Well, yes, but then you have to know what UID and GID are on each host. Why
>> not just make sure they are all the same to start with?
> Hmmm?  That is exactly what squash(ing) prevents you from needing to
> know.  You squash them all to the NFS server's mythtv uid/gid and
> you're done.  Then it does not matter what they are elsewhere.
>> Don't forget that the mythtv user isn't the only one that runs on your
>> diskless backends.
> Exactly why the uid/gid mappings/squashings exist in NFS code.
> There's no way in a large environment (99.999% of college campuses
> come to mind) that they are going to match the uid/gid and username
> assignments  :)
Er, no. I do *not* want my bacula backup user on my slave backend mapped to my 
mythtv user on my master backend, thank you. I see where you're coming from, but 
it doesn't cover the options I require locally.


Mike Perkins

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