file sharing in 5-Mac environment, X-Server 10.4.11

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by cstatham, Apr 17, 2008.

  1. cstatham macrumors newbie

    Feb 11, 2004
    I have five Macs, G4's and G5's, running OSX 10.4.11.

    Five graphic designers, who back up their work on a Mac XServer 10.4.11 Build(8s2169)
    Permissions on designers are set to read/write for everyone.

    Designer A backs up his job to the XServer, then Designer B needs to edit it, so she attempts to transfer it from the XServer.

    Permission denied for only some of the files, not all.

    I guess I need some guidance on the proper way to network these Macs. Do I create a group? So far, they have to log on to each other as "Guests" and can utilize the Public>Drop Box directory.

    Thank you for any insights...
  2. Les Kern macrumors 68040

    Les Kern

    Apr 26, 2002
    You need to make a group, and you need to set up ACL's for that shared folder. It will be full read write, no matter what you set up elsewhere... ACL's override all.
    ACL is god.
  3. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604


    Sep 8, 2002
    The Netherlands
    Les Kern + 1

    ACL is the way to go. In latter Tiger Server (> 10.4.6), and Leopard Server is really is the easiest and best way to determine permissions.
    The Tiger clients don't really "see" ACL's in their Finder-Get Info-panel, so that can cause some confusion if they want to edit the permissions themselves from the client, but that rarely is the case. Usually the Systems Administrator regulates all permissions.

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