Opened 18 years ago

Closed 7 years ago

#2517 closed Feature request (wontfix)

Hide and disallow access to arbitrary files and directories

Reported by: silentguy Owned by:
Priority: normal Component: FileZilla Server
Keywords: exclude Cc: silentguy, Tim Kosse, rbowman8387, fejese@…
Component version: Operating system type:
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Being able to exclude some files from bein shared
would be useful. Some servers do this by not sharing
hidden files but I would like to request a way to
"hide" files based on wildcards

Change History (7)

comment:1 by Tim Kosse, 18 years ago

If you don't want to share some files, don't put them into a
shared directory.

comment:2 by silentguy, 18 years ago

the problem is that some folders contain OS files (like
e.g. "desktop.ini") and some temporary files (related to
the files I want to share) together with files that I want
to share. Creating "sharing copies" or "working copies" so
that the shared folder could be empty seems like a lot of
work and a waste of diskspace :-/

comment:3 by rbowman8387, 17 years ago

You should be able to set shared folders to not share hidden
files. Programs like DC++ use this feature. I'm not sure how
it goes about this process but my guess is, it looks at the
file attributes and shares the file if the hidden bit is not
turned on. I'm no programmer but do not believe a small
change like this would be difficult. It would make the
server look much more professional.

comment:4 by Fejes Endre, 15 years ago

Cc: fejese@… added
Keywords: exclude added
Priority: normalhigh

It would be very useful for shareing folders under version control.
It could be a small security issue if cvs and svn folders are not hidden from ftp users.
Can you somehow make an option to add a list of file or folder names for exclude from the shareing?

comment:5 by Tim Kosse, 15 years ago

Priority: highnormal

comment:6 by Kurt McKee, 7 years ago

Summary: File Exclusion ListHide and disallow access to arbitrary files and directories

Triage suggestion

@codesquid responded to this feature request 11 years ago: it is wise to avoid putting files into any document root (whether FTP, HTTP, or otherwise) that you do not intend to share.

I suggest closing this feature request as "wontfix".

@silentguy, it may be possible to set up a "shared copy" from your "working copy" without consuming disk space using NTFS symbolic links. You could use the mklink command in a build script (like a batch file).

comment:7 by Kurt McKee, 7 years ago

Resolution: wontfix
Status: newclosed
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