I’m a student from Macau.
The FTP service provided by our university is poor. It’s unstable. It can’t be accessed in the dorm room.
It’s not under control of the IT dept.
To solve this problem, I bought a VPS and installed nextcloud. Nextcloud is beautiful. My teacher and I love it.
However, we can’t assign read-only privilege to student accounts.
I tried some workarounds:
- Set student quota to 0B. They cannot upload non-blank files anymore.
- In file access control, set rule “When user group membership is student and size of file(upload) is greater or equal to 0B”. They cannot upload blank files either.
Now students can create blank folders and change settings(username, password, etc).
All we want is just a read-only user account.