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Take Control of Sharing Files in Leopard by Glenn Fleishman

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Recommendations for Avoiding Risks

I recommend that before you turn any type of file sharing on, you think carefully about who needs access, and what kind of access they need. Here are some specific recommendations:

  • Set up specific accounts for users who need access: Most of the time, you should set up an individual account for each user or you should set up a single account to be shared by a group of users who need access to files.

    If you are sharing files from a Mac running Leopard, you can set up a Sharing Only account that provides limited access, and a Sharing Only account may be most appropriate for limiting users' access to only the files they need. (Sharing Only accounts are described thoroughly in Define Users; see Take Control of Users ...

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