there are at least two cases in which lufs is unable to
credentails from the remote machine:
a) remote auth is done through NIS/YP, so /etc/passwd and
/etc/group do not contain account data;
b) ftp server "chroot"s to user home, so /etc/passwd
are not visible.
Case a) could be solved in sshfs, but not in ftpfs.
Case b) could be workarounded, if you have write
putting simple /etc/passwd and /etc/group files in the
On 2003-01-24 "vgough" sent a patch to use local
as remote ones, supposing they are the same.
The patch I propose, adds three new options to mount,
"rgroup", "ruid" and "rgid" that are used to specify remote
credentials. These values are overwritten by the real
values if they are readable. e.g.
lufsmount ftpfs://borneoa@srv1 ~/x