Same file server; one mac read/write the other just reads

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by gnomeisland, Dec 17, 2011.

  1. gnomeisland macrumors 6502

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    I have a unix based file server trying to share via AFP. Both macs (using the same user account/login) will see and open the server. My laptop has read/write access but my desktop has only read access. Is there something obvious I'm overlooking?!
     
  2. foidulus macrumors 6502a

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    How are you mounting them on the client side?


    Also, any reason for going AFP over NFS?
     
  3. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    Another question:

    How do you login from each Mac?
     
  4. gnomeisland thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I've tried mounting the servers with command-K as well as just navigating through the left panel "Shared" menu in the finder. Also, Timemachine works on the computer with write abilities and fails on the computer without (not to surprising).

    I'm using AFP because I couldn't get NFS to work at all and the performance difference didn't seem to be that great. Now SMB will work on both machines but since I run only Mac it seems silly and it get noticeably slower transfer times.
     
  5. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    I take it that your accounts on your client computers have the same user name/password. This does not mean that the server sees the two accounts as the same.
     
  6. gnomeisland thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Fair enough. But I understood that with AFP the client account doesn't matter. What matters is the account (user name/password) on the server? In that case they are both trying to use the same account. I've had that work before but perhaps THAT was a fluke?
     

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