I have mounted an external USB drive that is used for file shares on CentOS. All of the clients access the shares are Windows XP or 7. Within Windows, I use the "Manage your credentials" feature in "User Accounts" to allow the Windows machines to access different shares.
I recursively changed the owner, group, and permissions level to match the snippet below for the entire Sales Manager share. The credentials for the user "manager" are set in Windows "Manage your credentials" for access control. I then map the share to a network drive in Windows.
-rwxrwx--- 1 root managers 924672 Oct 30 08:18 fileName.xls
After a member of the "managers" group opens and saves a file the permissions gets changed to the snippet below. This causes other users who are members of the "managers" group to lose the ability to write that file. In this example, I used the user manager to access a demo file. You can see how manager is now the owner and loses x. The group changes to the default group of the user accessing the file. The group also loses wx.
-rw-r--r-- 1 manager managers 919552 Oct 30 08:25 fileName.xls
I am taking a intro class to UNIX/Linux, but it does not get into the admin side. It is geared towards the end user. My instructor advised me to do exactly what I am doing here by asking you, the gurus. Will you please help or point me in the right direction???