Sharing a volume or folder other than startup in Panther?

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by MacPulse Zack, Jul 23, 2004.

  1. MacPulse Zack macrumors newbie

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    I've had a networking related brain fart.

    How do I share a volume, such as an external firewire hard drive on my Powerbook with GUEST users on my network? I realize they could login with an Admin login/pass and can see all attached drives.

    But is there anyway to share it with guest users? And what if I wanted to put a drop box on the external firewire hard drive.

    Thanks for the help! I'll try to keep the swamp gas down.
     
  2. iLikeMyiMac macrumors 6502a

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    I use SharePoints but I think there are terminal commands to do it. Remember you have to set the Ownership & Permissions option on the folder you want to share by clicking on the folder then command + i.
     
  3. slughead macrumors 68030

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    I made a new user (with low privs) and used net info to put their user folder TO the folder I wanted to share. Just never login to that account (unless through FTP or whatever), and it'll never create the library folder and whatnot.
     
  4. MacPulse Zack thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hmm...

    I appreciate the replies.. but

    Is there not an easier way? In OS 9 all you had to do was tell it to "Share" this folder or volume. Heck, that's all you have to do in Windows 2000/XP!

    Desired result:

    1. A mac user on my network clicks "Network" in a Finder window
    2. When prompted for a login they click "Guest"
    3. A list of available homes and drives pops up.. one of the available volumes being a mounted, external device.

    In other words, any way to do this without setting up a new user and a new home directory? I just want guests to have read only access to a volume, and then in that volume I want them to have a drop box.

    Thanks for the help so far, and any help that comes...
     
  5. MacPulse Zack thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I tried out SharePoints... after reading through the tutorial (an old tutorial, written with X 10.1 in mind), I was able to figure it out. Simple enough, I guess.

    Curious as to why this functionality isn't available to the average user, and why you have use a 'hack' utility like SharePoints?

    Thanks!
     
  6. iLikeMyiMac macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah it took me forever to figure out how to share My Music with other people on my network(not streaming through itunes, I'm not a moron). Eventually I found this program and I had folders shared in less than minute.
     

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