|06-28-2012, 06:33 PM||#1|
Join Date: Jan 2009
File sharing and Permissions in Lion
I can establish file sharing between my 2 Macs across ethernet.
Both are running 10.7.4
I can take files from and add files to, but I can't change the names of folders on the other computer. I type Admin passwords when asked, but ultimately I'm told I don't have permissions.
The folders in question are set to read/write on each computer, so that would seem to be A-OK.
Any thoughts? Apple tells me that Lion made file sharing more secure, but trickier to configure, owing to permissions issues, and that I could be in for a lot of tinkering to keep things running smoothly.
thank you for any thoughts on this.
|06-28-2012, 07:49 PM||#2|
Join Date: Jan 2002
File sharing normally will rule out changing the file path, once file sharing is established.
That would be one reason why you are not allowed to change a folder name.
If you want to change a folder name, then turn file sharing off, change the name as you need to, then turn file sharing back on.
|06-29-2012, 05:16 AM||#4|
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Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Brighton, UK
An ACL (Access Control List) will sort your issues.
How are you connecting and what too ?
Are you connecting to a home folder or a shared folder you have setup ?
Are the users on each machine different ?
So here is an example :
Lets says User A on Machine 1 wants their Documents folder to be shared and have R/W access to User B connecting from machine 2.
You would create a file sharing account on Machine 1 for User B.
Then add an ACL to Documents folder for USER B on Machine 1.
Propagate Permissions to Documents folder.
Now when they connect they should have full R/W access to folders and files within Documents folder.
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