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Re: [K12OSN] floppy access from workstations

Simply eliminating floppies and forcing home directories will always be the
best bet.  We had way too many problems with floppies with them getting
jammed and such and lost etc...

Although, I am setting a lab up for our graphic art students and each
student will have their own Zip Disk.

Plan to simply setup the zip drives where we will have 1 for every 5
computers.  This should be good for when they want to have secondary backups
of files just in case.  As well as when the student wants to work at home

Jason Leydon
----- Original Message -----
From: "Kirk Rheinlander" <kirk kpj2 com>
To: <k12osn redhat com>
Sent: Tuesday, June 04, 2002 11:28 AM
Subject: Re: [K12OSN] floppy access from workstations

> We intentionally removed floppies from ALL desktop machines that students
> have access to. Their file, should they really need to get/put them at
> home, can be retrieved over the Internet from a secure area.
> the teacher machine, which has a floppy (and CD-RW), can be used to copy
> files, again, if it is really necessary.
> IF the school had some real-time computer administration folks, maybe we
> would have worked the [security] issues on floppies, but this worked for
> us. The security issues - introduction of unwanted files, etc. - was
> eliminated by eradicating removable media.
> Kirk
> At 04:58 AM 6/4/2002, you wrote:
> >Students should be able to save files to the local
> >floppy drive.  I found their inability to do this to be one of the
> >biggest "rough spots" in using the lab as well as the biggest drawback
> >in promoting the lab as a model for other places in the county.
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