UFS vs. HFS+ for an external drive?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by ChrisA, Nov 6, 2006.

  1. ChrisA macrumors G4

    Jan 5, 2006
    Redondo Beach, California
    What is the disadvantage of using UFS file system on an external drive used to hold user home directories? I have found one advantage: It is not possible to set "Ignore ownership on this volume" on a UFS format drive while it is on an HFS+ volume.

    The problem is that several users share the Mac and I'd like to insure that one user can not access another user's files. This is easy on the boot drive but Mac OS allows any user to decide not to enforce ownership on an external HFS+ or PCFS drive. So why not use UFS?
  2. Catfish_Man macrumors 68030


    Sep 13, 2001
    Portland, OR
    Use encrypted disk images if you want security. File permissions will not provide it for local access.
  3. SC68Cal macrumors 68000

    Feb 23, 2006
    If configured properly, pretty sure you can......

    not entirely sure though..... Pretty sure that if you mark the files as only you can read/write and no others can access that might work. Going to give it a try

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