Quote: Originally Posted by trinaz
We have a home network with 6 pc's with various OS's. I think somewhere in one of the Tutorials I read to use user "Everyone" to setup the Network. With the different OS's we are not using the HomeGroup setup thru Windows.
The system is up (and has been) running fine but reading another post I am concerened that this is not a safe/secure home network using "Everyone"
If "Everyone" is selected on a home network PC for home network uses/applciation...is "Everyone" also vulnerable to outside/Internet/neighborhood penetration and attack ?
Or does the "Everyone" user block any and all users except those on the home network...ie...anyone any outside the home attempts to enter my home system/network ?
It only means that any machine that is part of your network will have access to those drives you set sharing and security permissions for "Everyone".
It does not mean that everyone outside your network will have access, although if someone were able to break into your network they would have full access to those drives. So from a security stand point it's not the safest way to share.
It would be a bit safer to either share the entire "User folder" if you need access to all of the "User" folders on the drive, or only share
the folders you need access too from inside the network.
You would need to change the sharing and security permissions by removing "Everyone" on the actual drive before hand.