Steve 46 wrote:StephenB, As a side note and in question to you saying you only use the built in admin account, I remember that when I first got the Ultra 2 Plus I posted a question about the "C" share being created and if I was supposed to save files to that or to the shares that I created and also how to not see it in Finder when I connect to the NAS. mdgm informed me that the "C" share was where the NAS actually stores the files and that it is visible in Finder when I log in under "admin", that I should save my files to the shares I created, and that I should create myself as a non-admin user (which I did as Steve_C) so I wouldn't see the "C" share anymore. Anyway, my point is that I thought I read somewhere that if you log in as admin and make changes to files, etc. that it could create permission issues for those not logging in as admin and who have access to the same files. I know I'm being vague but it was just a fleeting memory of something that I read. Is there any validation to this?
I think whenever you have multiple users with write access to a folder, you have the potential to create permissions and ownership issues. There are ACL settings for the share which can prevent these issues, and also the "advanced options" tool to reset owner, group, and access rights. Of course, since I only access it with the admin account, I shouldn't run into those multi-user issues. Though I have needed the "advanced options" tool occasionally. Note I don't normally "C" directly (unless I am moving a lot of data between folders).
Steve 46 wrote:Also, one other question. I use an Airport Extreme router and have given my new Ultra 4 Plus an IP address DHCP Reservation based on the Ultra 4's MAC address. I also set the static IP address in Frontview>Network>Interfaces> Use values below. Should I leave the IPv4 assignment set to "Use values from a DHCP server" and just let the Airport Extreme hand out the same DHCP Reserved IP address? It's working the way I have it setup now but I just wanted to make sure if this is the best way.
The best way is to have the Ultra set to "user values from a DHCP server" and have the router reserve the IP. Then if you swap out your router later on (or change your IP address scheme) you won't accidentally lose access to the Ultra.