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nfs file sharing

Hi i have installed RH9 ( server ) and configured nfs and nis on that machine. I have mounted /home and /data which i created on my server. my problem is that the folder /data contains files that will be shared by all users and every time i need to change permissions. Is there a way everybody can read and write to all files ie by default when any body creates a file it can be accessed by all
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Please see http://www.experts-exchange.com/Operating_Systems/Linux/Q_10293084.html

Note that global write permissions are generally a bad idea, but if you really want to you can do it by setting a umask of 000
RH9 is old, unsupported, insecure, its portmapper has XDR conversion bug out of the box and runs as root.
The file creation permissions are subject to user's umask setting.
This is their private choice.
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ToneysAuthor Commented:
In my case all the .xls and .doc files will be shared with some users they will be doing both read and write operations. So in this case what will be the solution.
SFU or SAMBA ???
> all the .xls and .doc files will be shared with some users
If you have your users split into groups on the Unix server, it's just a matter of ensuring all those users are in the same (primary or additional) group. Then a umask of 002  would restrict users NOT in that group from modifying (or even reading, if you set the umask to 007) the files.
I think what you are looking for is a group shared directory. Check out


to see how to configure

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