German developer HELIOS Software GmbH announced on Wednesday that HELIOS EtherShare with Apple Filing Protocol (AFP) 3.1 support now features smart permissions. HELIOS EtherShare allows multiple Mac OS X clients to share files quickly and easily over your heterogeneous network.
Smart permissions solve a major problem for Mac OS X clients in such situations: they can’t make changes to files and folders unless write permissions are manually granted after each save. Smart permissions solve this by creating files and folders that have write permissions turned on by default. The HELIOS AFP 3.1 server uses the write permissions of the parent folder when assigning permissions to files and separates folder write permissions into “group” and “others.”
HELIOS EtherShare with AFP 3.1 support brings a wide variety of benefits to Mac OS X clients, including support for very large files, Unicode/UTF-8 file names and volumes, file names as long as 255 characters, faster performance than with NFS or SMB/CIFS file sharing, and client/server reconnect support, as well as client sleep support.
System requirements call for Mac OS 8.1 through Mac OS X v10.2 “Jaguar.” Pricing is US$1,942 for a 5-user license and $3,884.49 for a 10-user license.