Permissions & sharing an internal drive (aargh)

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  1. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    In our little studio we've just migrated to OS X and now have a 733mhz G4 running 10.3.4 as a small server.

    Inside that machine are 2 hard drives – a 40gb drive with the OS & a backup app (Retrospect), and another internal drive (120gb) with all of our logos, signatures and other graphic files.

    Although everybody can access these files on this 120gb disk (ie. fetching them into Quark 6), nobody can write new files onto that disk or modify the existing ones from their individual G5's.

    I've set the drive to 'Ignore Permissions' but that hasn't seemed to work.

    What have I missed? Any advice much appreciated.

    (Am finding the permissions side of OS X a bit annoying, unlike the free 'n easy OS 9 days of sharing files. Still, gotta move with the times.) :)
     
  2. Blue Velvet thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    An eerie silence descends over this thread.

    A rusty sign squeaks in the wind. Tumbleweeds roll by...





    Nobody out there got a clue?
     
  3. neut macrumors 68000

    neut

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    log on

    how is everyone logging onto the drive? are they mounting the whole disk or are they loggin specific folders? is everyone recognized as an admin?

    im about to set up my first mac server (music/files) at home (B&W 350 2x200GBhd). i guess i'll figure out all the ins and outs when i get there...


    peace.
     
  4. jeremy.king macrumors 603

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    im curious why ignore permissions doesn't work, but if you TRULY TRULY TRULY don't care about permissions on that drive, you can do the following in terminal but you will lose any exisiting permissions.

    cd /Volumes/<name of 120GB drive> where "<name of 120GB drive>" is the volume name of the drive you are sharing.
    sudo chmod -R 777 * entering your password when prompted.


    This will effectively give ANY user full access to ANY file on that drive.
     
  5. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    You might want to look into using SharePoints to ease your pain..
     
  6. Blue Velvet thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    Thanks for your help, guys.

    Will explore all of these options when I get back into the office on Tues.

    (and yes... truly truly TRULY-O don't care about permissions on this drive)


    BTW:
    What are those odd groups when you do the info thing on a folder –– wheel, mailman. etc?
     
  7. yellow Moderator emeritus

    yellow

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    Those are used by the system and various services. It's normal being there.
     

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