What is this SUID thing?

We get questions – lots and lots of questions over at Bob LeVitus Consulting. While many people really need help (and that's why we exist), there are some questions for which the answer is so simple, that I put up an entry here on my MacMousecalls blog.

In the case of SUID warnings, just what they are and how to fix them would require a LOOOONNNNGGGG explanation, but Apple Inc. provides an easy answer in its Technical Information Library article #306935 – just ignore them!
We get questions – lots and lots of questions over at Bob LeVitus Consulting. While many people really need help (and that's why we exist), there are some questions for which the answer is so simple, that I put up an entry here on my MacMousecalls blog.

In the case of SUID warnings, just what they are and how to fix them would require a LOOOONNNNGGGG explanation, but Apple Inc. provides an easy answer in its Technical Information Library article #306935 – just ignore them!

Although Apple has not said anything beyond "You can safely ignore these messages. They are accurate but not a cause for concern," I suspect we are seeing a bug in Disk Utility, and I bet these messages will disappear when Mac OS X 10.5.2 is released in the very near future.

If you are having a problem bigger than an SUID, warning, we can give you a hand at Bob LeVitus Consulting. While our hourly rate is $120 per hour, we can fix most problems in 15 to 30 minutes using our special software that allows us to see your computer screen. That means most problems can be solved for $30 to $60. If you just need to learn more about your computer, we also offer training at $60 per hour. Call us at 407 627 7577 to get help or to make an appointment.
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