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Old Jan 15th, 2004, 12:39 PM   #1
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I have a friend who works in a small office with all Macs running 10.2.8. One of the computers is used as a server but does not run server software.

On the server there is a folder which has been set up for everyone to access (read and write). When a user creates a new folder within this folder it doesn't take the settings from the parent folder. If someone needs a file from within this new folder, they have to go to the server machine and set the sharing ownership to that of the server and then set up access for specific users.

How can they get new folders, created over the network, to automatically accept the parent folder sharing set up so that all users can access?

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Mac OS X client does not have the flexibility of sharing files/folders that OS X Server does however there is a utility that can help.

Go download SharePoints, install it on the Mac "server" and set "inherit privileges" on the share-point in question.

By default in UNIX (hence OS X) files and folders are assigned the privileges and ownership of the user who created them. Inherit privileges means you can assign the privs to the containing folder and have all files and folders underneath that inherit the same settings.

Also, in UNIX you cannot assign a group as an owner, only users can be owners. So you have to resort to some fancy group settings to get the privileges set just right in certain conditions.
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Shouldn't this thread be in the 'Help and Troubleshooting' Forum???
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gmark2000 - *waves hand like Jedi* It never was.

Topic moved here, I try to stay on top of these, but sometimes I miss some (or don't realize it *should* be in the Mac Help & Troubleshooting, but no real harm is done). My apologies.
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Thanks for the feedback. I've passed the information along.
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you could always set the sticky bit on owner and group to make the proper changes to every file that is dropped into the folder...
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