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10.4: Avoid a 10.3/10.4 file sharing bug Network
Tiger only hintHere's a workaround for a somewhat obscure file sharing bug. If you have an external drive on a Panther machine you are sharing, do NOT check the Ignore Ownership box in the Get Info window. If you do, there is a bug in the Tiger client such that it can no longer write to that drive -- reading is fine.

I called Apple's tech support and was able to get their tech to reproduce the problem. He seemed quite surprised that this was such a simple bug to reproduce. I have not confirmed if this problem occurs when sharing drives between Tiger and Tiger.

I turned this checkbox on as I have a very simple network and want people to read/write anywhere on this drive and not get ownership headaches. Unix in a nice OS, but its file permissions, while very powerful, are not well suited for a home network where security is a very low priority.

[robg adds: I can't confirm this one, as I no longer have a Panther machine available. But it's apparently been verified by Apple, so hopefully, a fix is coming soon...]
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10.4: Avoid a 10.3/10.4 file sharing bug
Authored by: david-bo on Jun 01, '05 12:07:18PM

I can confirm that this bug also occurs in a 10.3 - 10.3 environment.


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10.4: Avoid a 10.3/10.4 file sharing bug
Authored by: giaguara on Jun 01, '05 05:23:37PM

I can't reproduce it with 10.3 and 10.4... or, initially had some "can't write" problem -- those were simply corrected by reselecting the "ignore ownership of volume" from 10.4 side, as it did not appear to have transferred correctly from 10.3. -- 10.3.5 Server, and 10.4 Server, but as the base system is the same with client and Server, should be the same.
I had never figured out this could be seen as a problem.


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Work-around for bug:
Authored by: wibbble on Jun 08, '05 12:20:03AM

I've also run into this highly annoying bug. One work-around I've found is to log into the 10.3 file server as the currently logged-in user.

When I do that, I can write to the external drives as normal.

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