on setting up a file server (running Linux) for the Facility int he Middle
of Nowhere that needs to support both Unix and Windows. Nothing terribly
difficult, and Samba
getting easier to configure with the passing years.
Only problem is that the userid on my Windows system does not match the one
on the Unix systems, but it doesn't seem to be that big of an issue—Samba
looks like it can map between Windows and Unix userids so nothing has to
change on my Windows system.
Only that feature in Samba doesn't seem to be working very well. Or at all.
As a test, Rob creates a userid on the Linux file server and I can mount the
drive under Windows (or “access the share” in Windows lingo). I would
prefer to use the Unix userid under Windows though. Okay, change the userid
Something I would think would be simple. It's pretty straightforward under
Unix but apparently it's not something to triffle with under Windows. Once
you set your userid, that's it. It's carved in stone for all eternity (or
until the next time you reinstall Windows to fix some other simple problem
like moving the mouse unexpectedly).
No. It's clone the existing userid and under no circumstance should you
ever, ever, even think of deleting the orginal userid, or the
folders to conserve disk space.
I found that out the hard way.
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