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10.5: A deeper look at drop box permissions issues
Authored by: Dr. T on Oct 24, '08 10:20:57AM

I appreciate the thorough (but complex) explanation of the Drop Box and its permissions.

The Drop Box originally was a simple and secure method for sharing files. Now, it is a nightmare of problems and complexities that render it useless to all but the most technically savvy and determined users.

Apple should either fix the Drop Box or replace it.



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10.5: A deeper look at drop box permissions issues
Authored by: baltwo on Oct 24, '08 12:22:30PM

Concur. Why doesn't everyone just use the Shared user folder?



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10.5: A deeper look at drop box permissions issues
Authored by: WelshDog on Oct 24, '08 10:09:03PM

I guess permissions are unavoidable, but I really wish there was an easy way to completely disable them on all computers across a network. We just want to move our files around, we don't want to ever see any permission issues. We recently got a Rorke Galaxy NAS and the stupid thing is killing us with permission issues. It's going to be a total PITA to be able to move files from Macs and PCs to this thing and move them back without seeing permission errors.

I recognize that some people with complex corporate networks who feel the need to control everything (and everyone) really need permissions, but the rest of us at small companies don't need them at all.

The dropbox is just the tip of the permissions iceberg.



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