Linux bypasses MacOS X Security and Permissions

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by bigrell486, Sep 17, 2008.

  1. bigrell486 macrumors 6502

    bigrell486

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    I'm trying to share files between my Mac and Linux computers.
    The easiest way for me to do this is to share with Samba (Windows Sharing).

    I know that Mac OS requires a password to connect but for some reason, My Linux computer connects to the shares with full read and write access without me even putting in a password. Whats worse is that if I set permissions to No Access and Write Only with Password, Linux still connects with full read and write capabilities.

    I usually wouldn't have a problem with this but, I am at school and any computer connected to the network can be seen by anyone.

    So is there some way I can hide my computer on the network so that it doesn't appear on the list?
    Or better, Is there some type of security that I can implement that Linux will respect and not walk all over?

    PS. This is on Mac OS X 10.5.5
     
  2. TEG macrumors 604

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    Do you by chance use the same username and password on both machines? If so, this is a feature. You are the admin and override any settings. Other users are prompted to enter a name and password. The same thing happens to me when connecting to my PC or from my PC to my Mac since both use the same Username and Password.

    TEG
     
  3. bigrell486 thread starter macrumors 6502

    bigrell486

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    Yes the info is the same.

    Ok, as long as everyone else is prompted to enter a password, I'll be fine.
    Thank you.
     
  4. uMac macrumors 6502

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    I use a linux and i'll warn you that there is a lot of stuff you can do on a linux that can't be done on a Mac or PC. Its not hacking its just taking the path less travelled to reach your destination, or simply Linux allows you to walk around programming where you shouldn't be able to in a Mac/Win environment.

    So you may want to check to be sure that no one else has an all access pass you your computer, although TEG's suggestion does make sense.
     
  5. foidulus macrumors 6502a

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    Just out of curiosity

    Why did you pick Samba over NFS? All of our servers and 90% of our workstations are either OS X or Linux, and we use NFS to share between them and have had almost 0 problems. The only reason we use Samba is because we have to share with a few XP machines :mad:
     

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