[K12OSN] new principal ... wants new feature
karisue at gmail.com
Tue Jul 3 19:07:49 UTC 2007
True. FreeNX would be fine, I suppose. Does anyone else offer this to
their staff / administration? Is this a typical feature that people offer?
On 7/3/07, Jim Kronebusch <jim at winonacotter.org> wrote:
> On Tue, 3 Jul 2007 13:57:05 -0500, Kari Matthews wrote
> > Oh my.
> > My new principal says that at his last school, the IT guy had the server
> > up so that you could login from anywhere (like home) and have access to
> > documents (on the server). He claims that the last school had some kind
> > web interface. Hmmm.
> > I currently have a Ubuntu 6 server and use smbldap for students --
> > save papers and such on the server. The main advantage of having a
> > IMO, is DansGuardian. None of the teachers do this -- they all save
> > stuff locally. We use Google Apps for mail.
> > Is there a way to set it up so people have access from outside the
> > 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
> > how to proceed. Does anyone have any suggestions?
> You can set up ftp or scp access for free to any linux server if you want
> (or I guess to
> individual machines if you wanted). Or if you wanted you could give them
> VNC or FreeNX
> access to their individual desktops. I guess there are quite a few
> options for remote
> access (you could even setup a VPN if you wanted and allow browsing of the
> SMB network
> from home via a VPN client).
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