[CentOS-mirror] can you create problems with uid/gid?

William Dunn wdunn at cs.vt.edu
Mon Oct 1 16:14:54 UTC 2007

Jon Lewis wrote:
> On Mon, 1 Oct 2007, William Dunn wrote:
>> I noticed that /CentOS/5/os was giving me a 403 forbidden error, but 
>> /CentOS/5.0/os/ wasn't.  I tracked the problem; the files in /5/ are 
>> symlinks to the files in /5.0/, but they were owned by uid 503 and the 
>> targets in /5.0/ were owned by uid 500.  My server is set 
>> SymLinksIfOwnerMatch, and if possible, I'd like to keep it that way. 
>> Will I introduce any problems for my consumers by changing all file 
>> ownership to 500?
> Short answer: No.
> Long answer: WTH are you doing that your rsync'd files are showing up 
> under different UIDs?  You're running rsync as root?  You really don't 
> need to / shouldn't do that.  All the mirrored files on my FTP mirror 
> server are owned by the mirror user (uid/gid 501/501), as this is the 
> user that does all the rsyncing.

*sheepish* I inherited the mirror server from someone who left a couple 
of years before I started.  I just adapted his scripts.  I'll 
uh....overhaul this asap.

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William Dunn
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Virginia Tech Computer Science Department
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