Windows Sharing - Security?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther) Discussion' started by robins2001, Aug 22, 2004.

  1. robins2001 macrumors member

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    #1
    Hi I have just set up a network with my mac (host) and my friends windows machine, i am sharing the internet connection with him which works fine and also folder sharing because he wants to access my music and stuff...

    The problem is he can connect to me using

    \\cpc4-xxxx2-4-0-xxxx2.xxfd.cable.ntl.com\username\

    but he can rename and change all my folders at his will, this cant be good, is there anyway i can limit this? prob a very simple way but i just find this a bit strange?

    thanks
     
  2. neilrobinson macrumors 6502

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    Perth, WA, Australia
    #2
    the bext program to use for for setting up / configuring file shares is called sharepoints, it lets you change permissions, share dirs for users ect.

    i have used it quite sucessfully in a mixed computer enviroment.

    http://www.hornware.com/sharepoints/

    neil
     
  3. 7on macrumors 601

    7on

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    Dress Rosa
    #3
    He can also connect to your machine using just //maccomputername/

    I have some screenshots set up that may help you.

    Though you might want to change some of the settings, like making the home dir shareable and read-only.
     

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