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    8 character password limitation

    Yes, Apple Filing Protocol 3.0 (AppleShare) has adopted these UNIX standards so that Mac OS X can have only one user database for login and Sharing.
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    8 character password limitation

    Mac OS X keeps one user database; it combines the Apple Filing Protocol database (AppleShare Users & Groups) and the Macintosh Management database (Multiple Users). AppleShare has, and continues to, limit passwords to eight characters in length. (Try it on a Mac OS 9 machine.) Since Apple...
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    Single User Mode

    Apple states that it is very important to know the Administrator password when you setup a computer. Without this password, you cannot change settings on the computer. One workaround is to boot from a Mac OS 9 CD, backup your important files (which you've done already - right?) and reinstall...
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    File sharing needs to be fixed

    Try stopping then starting Sharing. You may even want to run the Multiple Users app and reset your password. (Then reboot) If you log in as root to your Mac OS X beta machine via AFP, you will see all volumes. This is because root is the owner of them.
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    Taking screenshots

    Use the Grab application; instructions are available in its help. Find Grab in the Applications folder.
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    MacOsX and QT streaming server 3.0

    Thank you, cmarriott, for correcting me. For the record, this is WRONG: "QuickTime streaming server 3.0 is for Mac OS X server, not Mac OS X public beta." To clarify, here is a CORRECTED POST: 1. QuickTime streaming server 3.0 IS for Mac OS X (public beta). 2. QuickTime streaming...
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    File sharing needs to be fixed

    Don't attempt to log on as root. Instead, log on as yourself. For instance, use the name & password (even if your password is also the root password) you specified when you (the Administrator) setup the computer with Assistant. Here are some notes that help (from one of my earlier posts)...
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    sharing a hd

    You do have read only access to others' share points when you login as a normal user (member of "staff"). If this is a bother, just login as one of the other users (locally to the OS X beta machine) and change the privileges to the ../Users/<username> folder. Set group "staff" and everyone to...
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    Remote dialup logins

    No dialup access (no Remote Access server) is available for Mac OS X beta yet. Use Mac OS 9 instead.
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    sharing a hd

    Use the Multiple Users to create all the users you want to access your computer (this is the same as the Multiple Users control panel AND the Users&Groups tab of the FileSharing control panel in Mac OS 9). All users except Administrator will belong to group "staff". Log in as one of the...
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    Logging into Appletalk only Servers

    Sorry, Apple has dropped AFP over AppleTalk support for Mac OS X beta; it's unclear if this is a final decision. The only reason AppleTalk is even in the OS at all is for printing. Here's what you can do right now as far as connecting to servers. In each instance, AFP runs (or has the...
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    Mounting NT AppleShare Volumes

    I agree. All the AppleTalk support in Mac OS X beta is simply there for printing. AppleTalk still makes a decent print protocol because it allows bidirectional communication between the computer and the printer. LPR printing does not. (Ever see a Windows machine tell you the toner is low?)...
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    Mounting NT AppleShare Volumes

    True, FTP is cumbersome. However, AFP over AppleTalk is SLOW! Try this: You get better AFP performance from a Mac OS 9 client to a Mac OS X beta client over IP than from a NT 4 server to a Mac OS X beta client over AppleTalk. Why? Because TCP/IP has larger packets. The solution, for now...
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    Mounting NT AppleShare Volumes

    Mac OS X public beta supports Apple Filing Protocol (aka AFP or AppleShare) over TCP/IP and NSL only. It is unclear whether AppleShare over AppleTalk will be supported in the final release. AppleTalk exists today mostly as a printing protocol, and that's why Apple chose to include it with...
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    iMac, MacOSX and Sleep

    Sleep is still in progress. As mentioned in the help files, some machines will not yet sleep. This should not be a problem in Mac OS X version 1.0. It is not an issue with your hardware.