wide-open samba share
I'm trying to create a wide-open samba share for a small LAN. Prior to adding the Samba server, this was a Win98 peer network with no file permissions to worry about.
I created my share and applied chmod 777 /shared/* to the shared files. I even ran chmod again with the -R option to apply the permissions throughout all subdirectories.
Things will work fine for a few days, but eventually, we will start receiving read-only messages when one person tries to open a file created by someone else.
For example, Kristy creates a new file and saves it in the shared directory. Later, Patty tries to modify that same file but she is told the file is read-only. Kristy, however, can continue to modify and change the file. I presume this is because Kristy is considered the file owner.
I thought chmod -R 777 would take care of this, but maybe that's only for EXISTING files. How can I apply 777 permissions to NEW files being created by different users?