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RE: [K12OSN] Creating a repository in a K12LTSP server

Agreed. I would also add you can use Konqueror and the fish protocol:


Think of it as a front end for scp/sftp. This way they can open a
browser and be in a familiar interface, and it will prompt them for
their user name and password. Again, all you need on the server is for
SSH to be running. You can use a split view in the window to get a
two-pane view similar to a typical FTP/SCP GUI.

Of course, this assumes you've got KDE. I've not had enough hands-on
with K12LTSP (yet) to know for a fact if this will work.

Take care,

-----Original Message-----
From: k12osn-bounces redhat com [mailto:k12osn-bounces redhat com] On
Behalf Of Petre Scheie
Sent: Thursday, October 26, 2006 8:25 AM
To: Support list for open source software in schools.
Subject: Re: [K12OSN] Creating a repository in a K12LTSP server

Check out sshfs.  Basically, it allows one to mount a remote file system
over ssh.  It runs in user space so regular, non-root users can use it.
It uses fuse which is the mechanism used in LTSP 4.2 to provide Local
Device Access to USB sticks on the dekstop, etc.  You don't need
anything on the remote server other than ssh which you said you've
already got.  If the name of the remote directory is the same as the
user's ID on the local machine, you could easily create a script or a
launcher that sets it up, passing the user ID as a parameter, and then
the user can just click on an icon to access the files.


Alan Hodson wrote:
> Hi colleagues
> For the district's Science Fair I was asked to help create a
> account where students from each school could login into a
> folder using given accounts/pwds, and upload their digital
> presentations. The idea is to provide each student with an area where
> they can keep their presentations, and on the day of the event (held
> a local university) we take the server, set up 20-30 laptops connected
> via a couple of switches, and have the students download their
> presentations when the judges call their name.
> So far I've created the names of the schools in the home directory
> (home/schoolA, schoolB, etc) and using webmin and an algorithm for six
> character unique passwords, I've batched-created S(chool)Amascot1,
> SAmascot2, SAmascot3 (see http://links.episd.org/users2.txt for a
> working Webmin batch file example) and they reside
> in /home/schoolA/SAmascot1, /home/SchoolA/SAmascot2... The end result
> that each participating student has an area in her/his school's
> and access it with a unique login and a unique password. 
> What I am having a hard time doing is making these files be accessible
> via a firefox ftp call: ftp://SAmascot1:A1B2C3 I P Address needs to
> that user to her/his folder, w/o access to any other schools/folders.
> Each school folder was chmoded (with the sticky bit on) to 700, and
> folder (home account) inside the school's folder is chmoded to 770 w/o
> sticky bit.
> This works ok with ssh, but that's it. I can't get FTP started (vsftpd
> generates one error after the next) - tried nfs and samba shares, w/o
> much success either...
> If it was your setup, how would you configure it? Suggestions
> cheers
> Alan Hodson
> El Paso ISD,TX
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