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The 10.3 default is more secure
Authored by: eno on Dec 16, '03 03:15:00PM
Re: The 10.3 default is more secure
Authored by: daniel_clift on Dec 17, '03 09:54:41AM

Agreed - The Mac OS X default, which has proper *nix behaviour is a much better security model, particularly in larger organisations or networks.
However, for those wishing to transition fairly seamlessly from a Mac OS 9 Appleshare environment, this *nix behaviour is a bug and not a feature. Generally these are also people who share files through guest access on sandbox style LANs, typically inaccessible to outside prying eyes. For these people, this hint is essential, and is something for which they would be happy to exchange the extra (and in many respects unnecessary) security

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The 10.3 default is more secure
Authored by: insolution on Dec 17, '03 10:00:51AM

Perhaps, but I find that the majority of small offices using OS X Server want files to be shared with write access by default.

This has been an ongoing hassle for admins who have to deal with "Susan can't open my spreadsheet." I'm glad for the option to change the default mask.

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