[K12OSN] new principal ... wants new feature

Dimitri Yioulos dyioulos at firstbhph.com
Tue Jul 3 19:07:10 UTC 2007

On Tuesday 03 July 2007 2:57 pm, Kari Matthews wrote:
> Oh my.
> My new principal says that at his last school, the IT guy had the server
> set up so that you could login from anywhere (like home) and have access to
> his documents (on the server).  He claims that the last school had some
> kind of web interface.  Hmmm.
> I currently have a Ubuntu 6 server and use smbldap for students -- students
> save papers and such on the server.  The main advantage of having a server,
> IMO, is DansGuardian.  None of the teachers do this -- they all save their
> stuff locally.  We use Google Apps for mail.
> Is there a way to set it up so people have access from outside the building
> to their stuff?  I only use open source, so if it costs anything, forget
> it.  This is a small school (80 students) with a small budget.  I am unsure
> how to proceed.  Does anyone have any suggestions?
> ~kari

It sounds a lot like the IT guy at the last school had an SSL vpn, accessible 
via a Web browser, set up (Windows server, for example, has a built-in one, 
IIRC).  In the FOSS space, you might want to take a look at SSL-Explorer 



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