I decided to make my home server an Ubuntu Desktop machine. After searching online, I installed Samba and connected my other Windows pc with my Ubuntu desktop.
When I shared files from the server to my PC, I had permissions errors. After looking around, I found that a
chmod 777 on my media folder (movies and series) unlocked it.
Since then, I searched a bit more about the permissions (777 in particular) and I realized that this opened the read write and execute options for everyone.
My question is whether 'everyone' specifies the people on my network, i.e. me and my wife, which would be no fuss for me because I know she won't mess up anything, or if 'everyone' goes out to EVERYONE, hence I have opened Pandora's box and I need to shut it off fast.
If the second is the case how do revoke the
chmod 777 on that folder without causing any harm?