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From "Michael Jumper (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Assigned] (GUACAMOLE-303) Allow SFTP root directory to be configured
Date Mon, 26 Jun 2017 20:17:00 GMT


Michael Jumper reassigned GUACAMOLE-303:

    Assignee: Michael Jumper

> Allow SFTP root directory to be configured
> ------------------------------------------
>                 Key: GUACAMOLE-303
>                 URL:
>             Project: Guacamole
>          Issue Type: New Feature
>          Components: RDP, SSH, VNC
>            Reporter: Michael Jumper
>            Assignee: Michael Jumper
>            Priority: Minor
> {panel:bgColor=#FFFFEE}
> *The description of this issue was copied from [GUAC-1352|],
an issue in the JIRA instance used by the Guacamole project prior to its acceptance into the
Apache Incubator.*
> Comments, attachments, related issues, and history from prior to acceptance *have not
been copied* and can be found instead at the original issue.
> {panel}
> Guacamole currently assumes that the root directory of the SFTP server is "/", and that
this directory will be readable. In practice, this is not guaranteed to be the case. In addition
to variation in file permissions, SFTP servers may not actually have a directory at "/". Though
the standard [requires that absolute paths begin with a "/" (and that the path separator is
"/")|], it does _not_
require that "/" be a real directory nor that it be readable.
> In the case of a platform which lacks a root directory entirely (such as Windows or certain
routers), this means that you end up with legitimate paths like "/C:/some/directory/" even
though "/" does not exist and thus cannot be listed.
> For the sake of supporting such platforms, and for the case where SFTP access should
be restricted to a specific directory and its subdirectories, the root directory should be

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