disallowing access

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by zoran, May 21, 2018.

  1. zoran, May 21, 2018
    Last edited: May 21, 2018

    zoran macrumors 68040

    Jun 30, 2005
    How can i disallow for anyone else on the ethernet network to access either the files of my mac or the the files on my usb/ext hd drive that is connected to it? Let me note that i do not have admin rights on that mac and that mac is connected to the network via ethernet.
  2. Mikael H macrumors 6502a

    Sep 3, 2014
    You tell the owner to secure it. IMO that behavior is unacceptable in a computer in 2018 when pretty much anything is networked: a regular user can’t even trust their own home network fully.
  3. hobowankenobi macrumors 6502a

    Aug 27, 2015
    on the land line mr. smith.
    Challenging to change much without admin rights. You may be able to set some folder level permissions, but I would have to test to see what you can do without admin control.

    There are lots of ways to secure data on a Mac, and by default (unless they have been changed) other non-admin users should not be able to see your data outside of a few, specific by-design public folders. Again, without admin control, it is challenging.

    And...if an admin wants to abuse their power, they can snoop on anything. Are you trying to keep things private from an admin user, or other general (non-admin) users?
  4. orph macrumors 68000


    Dec 12, 2005
    is this a work or home environment?
    if work just keep a clean drive with only files for work, or just unplug the Ethernet when you use your HD movie needed files on to local drive then unplug HD and re plug Ethernet

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