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Permissions in Lion

Gary since updating to Lion, I noticed two new unfamiliar things at least. For one my NAS drive connected to an Airport Extreme has a “unknown” in the “Sharing and Permissions” and I can not seem to add or make changes. there are two user accounts, my wife and I. for some reason I can read and write to it, but my wife can not. Also noticed on my Main HD I have like this: “system”:read/write, “wheel”(?):read only, and “everyone”:read only. The one I do not understand is the “wheel” and I believe on my Snow Leopard, I had administrators listed in the “permissions”. Any thoughts as to what Lion is doing?
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Michael

Comments: 9 Responses to “Permissions in Lion”

    10 years ago

    Really hard to diagnose from here.
    wheel is a group that contains the root user. Not sure how that affects this particular item, though.
    By NAS do you mean some sort of third-party NAS solution, or just a plain hard drive connected to your TC via USB? If so, then you use AirPort Utility to set its permissions, I think. Perhaps you have permission and your wife’s account doesn’t?

    Michael
    10 years ago

    With my boot HD in snow leopard it used to say Admin: read/write now on Lion it does not have Admin but just wheel: read only. The “system” still says read/write. Just odd in what I am used to.
    Yes it’s a vanilla HD connected to a AE. if I plug the HD directly to Mac I get the “usual” “me” read/write privileges but once I connect back to AE it shows that “unknown”. I have file sharing for NAS on AE set to access by AE password. The thing is it seems only one person at a time can be connected. If I am connected to it, when I log into wife account she had no privileges even though the password is in her keychain. What I have to do is disconnect NAS and than reconnect in whatever User Account inam in currently but again the other has no privileges, until of course I disconnect and reconnect with the other user. Very weird. I upgraded to lion using Migration. Thinking of just manually migrating to get things straight.

    Michael
    10 years ago

    And when I say “disconnect NAS” I did nor mean physically. I mean unmount it

      10 years ago

      Strange. I don’t have a setup like yours, so I’m afraid I can’t be of much help.

    Michael
    10 years ago

    Ok thanks. But just real quick when you do an Command-I for your Boot Drive on Lion, do you have the usual “me” read/write, “Admin” read/write?

      10 years ago

      I have:
      system: Read & Write
      wheel: Read only
      everyone: Read only
      And that is on a brand new MacBook Air with Lion pre-installed.

    Michael
    10 years ago

    Lion must change the Boot Drive permissions. On Snow Leopard I had
    System read/write
    Admin read/write
    Everyone read only
    Like I said if the Boot HD is not broke no need to fix. It’s just what I am not use to and trying to understand Lion’s permissions on Boot Drive. Snow Leopard’s made sense to me, this does not.

    Michael
    10 years ago

    Sigh of relief to know you have the same set of permissions on your Lion Boot Drive though:).

    Michael
    10 years ago

    Apparently Apple has changed the AFP in Lion so I am reading.

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