[K12OSN] Homework DropBox Idea

Thomas E. Haynes haynest at mchsi.com
Mon Jul 25 03:34:07 UTC 2005

> -----Original Message-----
> From: k12osn-bounces at redhat.com [mailto:k12osn-bounces at redhat.com] On
> Behalf Of Liam Marshall
> Sent: Sunday, July 24, 2005 10:16 PM
> To: haynest at mchsi.com; Support list for opensource software in schools.
> Subject: Re: [K12OSN] Homework DropBox Idea
> Thomas E. Haynes wrote:
> >
> >Here I what I have done for a class at our school.
> >
> >[programming]
> >comment = Mr. Powell's Class
> >admin users = powelld haynest
> >browseable = no
> >guest ok = no
> >read only = no
> >writable = yes
> >printable = no
> >create mode = 700
> >force create mode = 700
> >directory mode = 700
> >force directory mode = 700
> >veto files = /.*/
> >path = /home/programming
> >
> >Students can drop things but not view or delete the work of others. All
> the
> >students have accounts on this server, powelld is the teacher, and
> haynest
> >is me. The teacher and I have access to all of it, and we can delete,
> etc.
> >
> >I say don't make it too complex. The kids can figure out where to drop
> >things, and if someone from the Humanities class drops a file in there it
> is
> >not the end of the world.
> >
> >I may not have the most efficient set of rules for this share. While I am
> a
> >nice guy, I am a little simple (and really a classroom teacher doing the
> >admin stuff on the side).
> >
> >Regards...   Tom
> >
> >
> >
> snip
> is the above a samba share? or purely linux?
> I don't use samba
> I have not seen the veto files setting anywhere but I am no expert
> Just tell me where I can do the above and it looks fairly good.  Can
> students view their own work in this directory?  Or delete it?


In one of those complex things, am running samba on a Fedora Core 2 machine,
but my users are on Wintel XP laptops. I have accounts for each user on the
linux box, and they have mapped user directories. I do the authentication
off the Windows domain. This could not really work any better than it does.

The snippet above is from my smb.conf file, and if you are not using samba,
this may not be too much help.

The veto allows you to hide dot files or whatever. They can delete a file
and submit a new one. They can't see or delete a classmate's file. They
don't even know if a classmate has submitted an assignment.

Regards...   Tom

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