Help setting up a Server

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by speedemonV12, Oct 22, 2010.

  1. speedemonV12 macrumors 6502

    Nov 29, 2005
    Hello fellows,

    I hope this is the right place to post this. I have a Hard Drive sitting on my desk at college that I would like to make available to my family at home. But for the life of me, I cannot find the best solution to make this happen. Ideally, I would like to plug the HD into my computer at night and leave it on so that my family at home can have access to it. I am behind a router, so are they. My computer is a mac, and they have a mac and PC available at home to use. What would be a good way to go about setting this up ?

  2. Consultant macrumors G5


    Jun 27, 2007
    Probably a FTP server using an alternative port (one that's not blocked by school).
  3. speedemonV12 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Nov 29, 2005
    thanks for that, ive gone and set up a SFTP server on my mac, but now my biggest problem is sharing just one specific folder, how can i create a user that only has access to one folder on my drive?
  4. SidBala macrumors 6502a

    Jun 27, 2010
    Trying to hide the p0rn eh?
  5. talmy macrumors 601


    Oct 26, 2009
    Set up a new account without admin privileges and only give sftp access to that account. Then set permissions on your personal account to disallow read access to anyone but yourself (turn off access for Everyone, but allow Group access). Make the shared folder readable by everyone.

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