Home folder in an unshared folder
What I'm trying to achieve, is to have a "MacSpace" folder within which I will have several year group home folders, i.e. home05, home06, home07 etc.
The idea being that I can give teachers read access to the "MacSpace" folder so they can 'read' anything within, and set up the 'home' folders as users home drives within this folder - this way teachers can read content within any folder contained within "MacSpace" (still with me?)
So, what I have done thus far, is to create "MacSpace" as an unshared folder, then create 'homexx' folders within that which are shared and designated as 'home folders' in Server Admin.
I have set the "MacSpace" folder to have 'read only' for those who will need to access sub folders, i.e. teachers and students going into respective folders.
Trouble is, I can't login a test user who's home folder is one of the 'homexx' drives!
Surely I can have a 'container' folder in which I can then have 'home' folders and make it so that container folder's contents can be seen by whoever has read only permission of its content?
I've been at this all day, and I can't get it to work!
Stand alone OD environment, Server Tools 10.5.*, xserve, ARD
Tried it from client and xserve, but still can't work it out.
Permissions on 'MacSpace are :
ITtechnical - full control (i.e. me)
Teachers - Read Only
Server Admin - Full Control
Staff - Read Only
Everyone - None
Permissions on home folders within MacSpace are the same, except the 'everyone' POSIX is set to 'read only'
I'm sure it's a permissions thing, but I can't fathom it.