Ok, I have about 10 macs, each with a different username/password that acces a mac os x server raid. File on the server, Photoshop, illustrator and indesign is used and open by anyone, anytime of the day !

now, on on station, the designer access BOTH the SMB and AFP share ate the same time... that case many file lock up and access. Even some corruption on some file when saving..

so here is the question,

  1. Can i block certain IP to log as SMB
  2. Can i force the mac to access AFP only
  3. and last question, do you suggest afp acces to server or smb, and why ?

*NOTE : Yes i know i can make shortcut on desktop, but they don't use it ! so now, i have to "force" them to work properly...

  • I'm not sure about your first question, but why do you use SMB? Do you have any windows machines on the network?
    – OrangeBox
    Jan 29, 2012 at 3:13

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I have updated the server to 10.6 and mac to 10.6, the problem never came back !

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