Mounting different instances of a network volume with different permission

Discussion in 'macOS' started by colocolo, Feb 1, 2007.

  1. colocolo macrumors 6502

    Jan 17, 2002
    Santiago, Chile

    I'm wondering if there is a way to mount a network volume several times with different user account in order to access different files.

    Here is the situation:
    My office server (running Tiger, of course) has a lot of users, one for each client, with all their associated web sites.

    Until now, when i want to work on one of them, i have to unmount the volume with the previous account to be able to re-authenticate with the new user.
    Is there a way around this?

  2. Super Macho Man macrumors 6502a

    Super Macho Man

    Jul 24, 2006
    Hollywood, CA
    Do you mean AFP (Mac-to-Mac)? I thought that worked like this:

    1) Connect to server
    2) Authenticate
    3) Choose volume to mount

    and since step 2 happens before step 3, you could simply log in as someone different during step 2. I could be wrong, though. If so, and if it's not possible to mount the same volume multiple times as different users, maybe you could investigate an alternate solution, like WebDAV for example. :confused:
  3. colocolo thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jan 17, 2002
    Santiago, Chile
    Yep, I'm talking about AFP, should have made that clear in the first place.

    The process works as you describe for the first mount; subsequent mounts skip step 2, unfortunately.

    I can always try to set group permissions to set up different groups for sets of users a la old fashioned UNIX, but I would have to always be maintaining the folders' permissions everywhere, and group access. Wouldn't be optimal.

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