I'm having the following problem:

Our users are using Macs running Mac OS Leopard to connect to an Xserve running Tiger Server (Version 10.4.11) via AFP.

On the Xserve, I created a user group called "staff" (using Directory Admin) and put some user accounts into that group. Then I made the group "staff" owner of the folder I want them to be able to access.

Now, whenever any user accesses a file on the server and saves it, its permissions revert to the user's permissions instead of those of "staff". Even stranger: When I create a new folder via AFP, and give "staff" Read/Write permission, it immediately reverts to "Everyone: No Access"

I'm pretty weirded out. Any pointers towards a solution would be greatly appreciated.


Has an open bounty so can't be closed for not programming related~!

Written by Orion Edwards

PS: Jeff needs to hurry up and build rackoverflow.com so we can move questions like this instead of hammering them

Written by Orion Edwards

ha rackoverflow, is that really coming because that is an awesome name.

Written by James McMahon

so, apparently all you need to ask off-topic questions on SO is to put a bounty on it. Oh well, can close it in 3 hours...

Written by derobert

Accepted Answer

Try looking up the effects of the setuid and setgid bits on directories. MacOSX is Unix, and it reminds me of a problem I had on HPUX about eight years ago.

Written by David Thornley
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