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



The problem is that the laptops that eventually will connect are PCs
(XP) and Macs, not linux machines... I am hoping for some help with the
permissions issue and/or protocol like samba...
cheers
alan

----- Original Message -----
From: Mike Oliveri <moliveri rb60 com>
Date: Thursday, October 26, 2006 7:58 am
Subject: RE: [K12OSN] Creating a repository in a K12LTSP server
To: "Support list for open source software in schools." <k12osn redhat com>

> Agreed. I would also add you can use Konqueror and the fish protocol:
> 
> fish://ipaddress 
> 
> 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,
> Mike
> 
> -----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
> 
> Alan-
> Check out sshfs.  Basically, it allows one to mount a remote file 
> systemover 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.
> 
> Petre
> 
> Alan Hodson wrote:
> > Hi colleagues
> > 
> > For the district's Science Fair I was asked to help create a
> repository
> > account where students from each school could login into a
> pre-assigned
> > 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
> at
> > 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 
> resultis
> > that each participating student has an area in her/his school's
> folder,
> > 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
> take
> > 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
> each
> > 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
> welcomed!
> > cheers
> > Alan Hodson
> > El Paso ISD,TX
> > -=o=-
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