7 Replies Latest reply: May 1, 2013 6:16 PM by Matthew Jason
Matthew Jason Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Hi. Recently. I added a new group and folder, and I share it out using AFP/SMB, however when I use finder to check the permissions. One of the group is showing Fetching... Instead of the group name. It can be random for different folders but one consistancy is that it is only displaying that for OD user/group.

 

Help please?

 

matthew


MacBook Air (13-inch Late 2010), OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • 1. Re: Finder showing Fetching in OD user/group
    nicolas michel Level 1 Level 1 (75 points)

    Hi

     

    On theses folders, what hapens if you list it on the terminal ?

    Just type "ls -laed@ " (don't forget the space)

    and then drag the folder in the terminal windows.

     

    In a general sense, you shouldn't use Finder to solve permissions problems as it's a simplified interface that don't allow you to corectly set things. Server.app or cli are more efficient.

     

    Now, is theses shares working as expected ?

     

    Bye

  • 2. Re: Finder showing Fetching in OD user/group
    Matthew Jason Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi Nicolas.

     

    I excuted the command, it was listed as intended. And it's functioning properly. Just that Finder listing one of the group/user as Fetching...

  • 3. Re: Finder showing Fetching in OD user/group
    nicolas michel Level 1 Level 1 (75 points)

    Strange ...

     

    Did you try to relaunch Finder ?

    Did you try it with an other account ?

    (I mean, you'r logged on the serveur, so logout and login with an other admin account)

    Check your drive, just for fun ... (fsck)

  • 4. Re: Finder showing Fetching in OD user/group
    Matthew Jason Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I know. My sever has been strange ever since ML Server. Bunch of other problems too, with the Sever app.

     

    Done the Finder relaunch and even restart. I don't have other accounts but worth trying. I done fixing permission and drive check via disk utility too. Just can't get it right.

     

    matthew

  • 5. Re: Finder showing Fetching in OD user/group
    nicolas michel Level 1 Level 1 (75 points)

    Hi again

     

    If I tell you to try it whith an other account, it's just to be sure it's not a finder plist problem.

    So I think it should be interesting to create an other admin account, just to exclude this way.

     

    If you have the same problem whith the other account, except if it's the Finder itself that is corrup (it's probably not the problem) you'll have to check on the folder itself and it's the parent folder. Check hfs tags (getfileinfo) and resources (xattr), and compare ACL whith working folders.

     

    Check the owner too, is it accessible from the finder ? (for example if you change the owner of a file)

     

    Bye

  • 6. Re: Finder showing Fetching in OD user/group
    davidh Level 4 Level 4 (1,890 points)

    You're not meant to use the Finder at all to verify or (even less so) manage permissions in OS X Server.

     

    Use the Server.app (prior to 10.8 & 10.7, Server Admin) or the Terminal. This has always (and forever) been the case.

     

    Especially from a client machine that is not bound to OD (or a common directory eg AD that the server is also bound to), with a mounted sharepoint where one is seeing the result of permisssion(s) mapping.
    http://support.apple.com/kb/TA21221

     

    Been working with OS X Server since it first existed, FWIW.

  • 7. Re: Finder showing Fetching in OD user/group
    Matthew Jason Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Yes, I understand the limitations of Finder, means should I ignore those irregularities?

     

    The group was created using Workgroup Manager, so are the users.

     

    The folder and permissioning was done thru Server app.

     

    It's functioning properly unless Finder is a display issue.

     

    Seriously, my great concern is that it has nothing to do with Open Directory, since Finder is able to display local users properly.

     

    matthew