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umask script
Authored by: hayne on Oct 17, '03 11:57:31AM
The default permissions (that give read-only access for group) is a consequence of the default 'umask' setting. A widely adopted alternative solution to the problem is therefore to change the default 'umask'. There is a script available that does that. You can download it from this page by Alec Bartsch

But note that (contrary to the problems experienced by the author of this hint) many people have found that this global umask stuff is no longer necessary if you are using AFP sharing on OS X Server. The page linked to above says:

In version 10.2.3 of OS X Server, Apple introduced a preference setting in the Sharing section of Workgroup Manager which provides control over default permissions on Apple File Protocol share points. (See screen grab at right.) Provided that the server and all client machines are running 10.2.3 or later, this feature gives the administrator the choice of using traditional Unix-style permissions or traditional Macintosh AFP-style permissions.

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