I've created a FAT32 partition for sharing files between operating systems (including WinXP, thus FAT). It's entry in /etc/fstab looks like this:
/dev/hdb11 /osshare vfat defaults,rw 0 2
I just added the rw comment as an afterthought.
As things are, root has everything:
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 8192 1970-01-01 01:00 osshare
Would somebody be so kind as to point me to a reference where I can read up on how to make this partition available to all my users? I need to learn more about groups and owners in general; I figure I'll need to change the group, don't know about ownership. Certainly objects created in the folder need to inherit rwx for others.
Is it secure to allow "others" rwx access for a public partition? I can imagine it might be useful in an attack.