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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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