Time to Use direct nfs uids

I’ve been trying to run an nfs server for home mounts using the rpc username syncing functionality built in. But this system doesn”t work very well in the system I have, new users are created on the fly and folder access gets messed up all the damn time.

Basically the filesystem ownership gets messed up. I have tried searching for all sorts of help, but I can’t find anything about this issue since I can only assume I’m using nfs in a special way not intended.

So since my server usernames and uids match up to the client usernames and uids, I should be able to switch off the rpc and use direct uids and get away with that.

Thoughts? Advice?

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