[K12OSN] Dropbox question

Burke Almquist balmquist at mindfirestudios.com
Thu Dec 21 13:10:54 UTC 2006

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Just curious, are you doing this through samba or on thin clients  
If it's through samba you have to set permissions there as well.

On Dec 20, 2006, at 6:41 AM, dahopkins at comcast.net wrote:

> I found the instructions.
> http://riv-mail.mesd.k12.or.us/mailarchives/k12osdig/7494.html and  
> also
> at http://www.redhat.com/archives/k12osn/2004-April/msg00774.html    
> for creating a dropbox, but ...
> While it works for dropping the files to the folder, how do I  
> ensure that the ownership of the files is set to the owner of the  
> directory, and/or that the permissions are set so that the owner of  
> the directory can then read the files?  I tried setting the sticky  
> bits or owner and group, and this doesn't seem to work.  In  
> particular, setting chmod u+s does not change the owner of the file  
> to the owner of the directory.  Asking the Tech teacher to have all  
> students set the permissions of the files to 740 before dropping  
> them is not exactly a workable option (she just wants the students  
> to drag/drop the files, no right-clicky, check permissions, etc.)  
> In fact, nothing that requires 'syntax' is considered acceptable.   
> The comment I got was "This is trivial on a Mac, so why is it so  
> hard on this system?"  Probably because of me?
> Any ideas?
> Thanks,
> Dave Hopkins
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