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-rw-r--r-- root wheel has always worked for me
Authored by: googoo on Nov 13, '02 01:32:45PM

I have a PowerBook G4 with 10.2.2 that has never had this problem. When I go to the /private/var/db/SystemConfiguration directory in the terminal and enter "ls -l preferences.xml", the permissions are "-rw-r--r--", the owner "root" and the group "wheel". The configuration you suggest may also work, but I would recommend going with the default.

I would guess that the Network Preference Pane can write to the file as long as root has write permission. You allow the Preference Pane root-level access to the file by clicking on the unlock button and giving the admin name and password. This is an untested hypothesis, though.

-Mark



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