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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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