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Re: [K12OSN] File Access from home



Mark,

AUC (Authenticated User Community) has a feature for uploading and
downloading files via a web interface. One problem though is passwords
are clear text. http://auc.sourceforge.net/ there is a demo at
http://virgo.caltech.edu/home

John


On Thu, 2002-06-20 at 09:03, Mark Carrara wrote:
> I have considered how to provide for students (and teachers) accessing 
> their files at home.  I rejected any removable media because of the ongoing 
> costs and difficulties others have brought up. I am investigating using 
> VPN's for remote access.  By using Free S/wan I can take care of all the 
> Win2k and WinXP home users using IPsec.  Win 9x clients, PPTP and the 
> associated security risks is an issue I am looking at.
> 
> This coming year we will be providing email for all students in grades 
> 7-12.  Maybe I'm not seeing something but I don't think there will be a 
> problem with file size.  Except in one case, the student creating a power 
> point slide show for graduation (over 100 slides), no one has had problems 
> fitting their files on a floppy.  If we limit attachments to 1 mb we should 
> not have any size issues.
> 
> I also plan on providing a CD with Open Office to any student who wants it 
> for home.  During our inservice this August I will be doing a presentation 
> to teachers on Open Office and giving each of them a disk for home.  I hope 
> this takes care of any incompatibility issues that come from working on 
> files both at home and school.
> 
> Mark
> 
> Mark Carrara
> Technology Coordinator
> School District of Gilman
> Gilman, WI
> 
> 
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