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Fixing custom permissions for OS X Server shares
Authored by: anwnn on Oct 17, '03 01:30:28PM

Just one thing of note...

I implemented a very similar cron job to fix the same issue well before the 10.2.6 "feature" was put out. This command will most likely have output, especially if the files are locked. Right now, all of that output is getting dumped to an email to root. If you're running that every minute, that means every time it runs, root gets an email.

Be wary, if you ever enable sendmail and have root's mail forwarded somewhere (to yourself, for admin purposes), you'll get bombarded with thousands of messages. The best way to avoid this, is to redirect output to /dev/null, once you're sure your cron job is functioning correctly.



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Fixing custom permissions for OS X Server shares
Authored by: TvE on Oct 17, '03 06:27:48PM

My experience is that it WORKS as advertised (I tested on 10.2.8 build 6R73).

What I have found to be odd is that the permissions is DISPLAYED incorrectly at the clients.

So I would suggest you to try once again and and see if you can get the permissions to work as expected.
I set up a new group "cumulus", created several users "u1", & "u2", turned on the "inherit permission flag".
Then I created files on the sharepoint as "u1" logged out and back in as "u2" and was able to edit the file :-)

Looking t the info on the client it showed the group to be "admin" in stead of "cumulus" - looking at the server via ssh showed the correct group "cumulus".

I have been told that this is fixed in Panther...



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Fixing custom permissions for OS X Server shares
Authored by: JohnnyMnemonic on Oct 18, '03 02:17:44PM

I explain the issue that you describe in this hint. I confess that I was sytmied for awhile, too, until I realized the issue--and then it was obvious.

I haven't tested this with Panther, so can't confirm if this is resolved, but I hope so. Also, I have written the author of "X-Ray" to learn if he might be able to redirect the GUI permissions viewer to correctly identify the perms on a server share; you might be inclined to write Rainer Brockerhoff yourself if this feature would be of interest. Finally, I have seen that AFP permissions can be set to either Unix style, or Inherit custom perms, in the Sharing panel in WGM; was the author unaware of this, or did he find that the perms didn't stick even after using this tool?

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Fixing custom permissions for OS X Server shares
Authored by: sjmills on Oct 17, '03 09:31:29PM

What is the technique for redirecting cron output to some other place besides sendmail?



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