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Avoid drop box file permission issues
Authored by: ghay on Oct 08, '08 02:08:54PM

The users won't have the same UID on the same machine, and I'm fairly sure in the case of mounted volumes, you are authenticated as a user on that box, so have the permissions of that user, or you have "ignore ownership" turned on and everything is owned by the unknown user.

I think it is highly more likely that there is an ACL at work on the drop boxes.
I would remove any ACLs from the drop boxes, et al

sudo chmod -RN /path/to/folder

Then try again.



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Avoid drop box file permission issues
Authored by: kirkmc on Oct 08, '08 02:12:44PM

The users _do_ have the same UID on different machines, because I set up my "kirk" user first on all my Macs. For example, if I connect from my Mac Pro to my Air, I can go into kirk's drop box, because it's 501 with the same password.

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Avoid drop box file permission issues
Authored by: ghay on Oct 09, '08 03:19:35AM

You misunderstand - you have authenticated with the other box.

If I go and create a new account on another mac - I just have to test this very point - the user UID is 502, yet when I login to the mac and authenticate as that user, all the ownership shows as 501 - because that's what I am on the local box.

It has to work this way due to the mount point at /Volumes as if I suddenly had the foreign UID, my local account couldn't access anything on the remote box.

It simply doesn't matter what the UID is on the foreign box, when mounted as a network drive it will either be owned by unknown or your local user.



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Avoid drop box file permission issues
Authored by: ghay on Oct 09, '08 03:20:42AM

And I really do think it is an ACL issue anyway



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