Airport network connection accepts any password

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by jennyp, Nov 13, 2008.

  1. jennyp macrumors 6502

    Oct 27, 2007
    I sometimes network my G5 desktop with my G4 PowerBook over my Airport connection, to transfer files, etc.

    Recently I noticed an odd thing with this setup. Using leopard.

    On the G5 desktop, I select the PowerBook (which shows up in the "Shared" portion of the Finder window sidebar). I click the "Connect As..." button and enter my username and password. I gain access to the PowerBook.

    So far so good.

    Then, I click the "Disconnect" button in the G5 desktop Finder. It disconnects from the PowerBook.

    Then, I click the "Connect As..." button again. At this point, I find that, as long as I enter the username correctly, I can then enter any password I like and gain access.

    Is this right? Why is this? :confused:

    I have to restart the G5 desktop to rectify the problem.
  2. jennyp thread starter macrumors 6502

    Oct 27, 2007
    anyone else?

    I wish someone would attempt to replicate this, just to assure me I'm not going mad here .. :eek:
  3. rogair macrumors member

    Dec 1, 2007
    Just a hunch, but I believe that your keychain is coming into play here. Nothing to worry about, imo.

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