[quote]Originally posted by john whitehead:
<strong>Here's a challenge to you experts: How do I share those five drives (actually, six including the firewire external) under X without let or hindrance? Bear in mind that I only do three letter extensions under protest and emphatically don't go near a command line interface (ie I'm a Mac user).</strong><hr></blockquote>
Here's three ways, one of them easy, one of them difficult, and one of them arguably expensive:
1. Download SharePoints, an add-in preference panel that makes it point-click easy to add new shares. Just pick a name, a drive (or for all drives, use "/"), and add the share--instantly you're sharing all over again.
2. Open NetInfo Manager and put in an admin password, and then.. eh, well, if you're really interested in digging in there, there's a well-written 3 or 4 step explanation of what you do to change what is shared right here: <a href="http://www.macosxhints.com/article.php?story=20011108161839416
3. Realize that if you need to share that much stuff and your network depends on it, you should probably be using Mac OS X Server
and go buy a copy (or you could look around for it on your personal filesharing client of choice, to try it out, though that would be illegal software piracy, and Apple is a great company deserving of your money).
Hope this kinda helps.
P.S. I too think it was kinda screwed up that Apple did this to us, revoking something that was part of the regular consumer OS back in OS 9, but I'm okay and so are a lot of other people. I got it to work, one way or another. Maybe if enough people complain, however, they'll bring it back--I sure hope so.