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From Marko Nikolić <>
Subject Re: File browser / prevent download
Date Fri, 25 Nov 2016 07:26:46 GMT
In short, client is using software running on VPS via RDC. The service
provider adds some propritery data files to this software (that is what the
client is actually paying for). The client should not have ability to
download those files.

On the other side, client can make it's own data files and upload them to

This is the reason why upload should be possible and download prevented.


чет, 24. нов 2016. 10.17 Mike Jumper <> је

> On Wed, Nov 23, 2016 at 2:06 PM, Chris Cook <>
> wrote:
> As far as I know, I think you are going to be out of luck there.  Every
> major file transfer protocol that I know of requires read privileges to
> even list the file/directory when the storage heap/mount is queried.
> There are some weird file storage protocols out there that can
> expose/parse a file/directory name but prevent it from being accessed but
> these protocol settings are usually made at the storage adapter level.
> This is based on my experiences - there maybe someone else that knows
> something a little easier to implement...
> With Guacamole acting as the intermediary between the remote desktop and
> the user, it does have to intentionally service each upload or download, so
> selectively refusing to service download requests is possible.
> That said ... just because it can be done (perhaps even easily so) doesn't
> mean it *should* be done.
> Marko, can you describe why you need to allow file uploads but deny
> downloads? What your use case for such restrictions?
> - Mike

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