Well, Linux is usually my best friend, but not today.
It usually sets standards, but in one respect it is seriously lacking.
Standard UIDs & GIDs.
I am trying to network with my server via NFS. All well and good. Except the file names & permissions are all over the show because the UIDs and GIDs are different.
So my server knows me as john:5001 but my desktop made me john:1001
Ok, so a bit of messing around could sort that a bit. But then I still have a problem with groups etc.
Why is apache "apache:x:102" on one box whilst it is "messagebus:x:102" on another ?
So any files that are say apache:shared on the server show as messagebus:shared on my desktop.
This is ridiculous and should be sorted the same way that TCP/IP services are with ports.
Everyone use the same UID/GID for the same service. Can't be that difficult can it ?