Feature #557


Denied Size and Extension Alerts on Forum posts

Added by Matt Gold over 12 years ago. Updated almost 12 years ago.

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A member reports the following error:

I am getting [denied size] errors and [denied extension] error for some of
my attachments.
the denied size is for a 5.13Mb file
the denied extension is for a .zip file

Actions #1

Updated by Boone Gorges over 12 years ago

  • Target version set to 1.2

.zip is, at the moment, not a permitted extension for forum attachments, at least non for non-admins. I'll need to do some research into the dangers of zip uploads before enabling it for all users. In the meantime, I encourage the member to upload individual document items if possible.

Actions #2

Updated by Boone Gorges about 12 years ago

  • Target version changed from 1.2 to 1.3

I've done some research, and I've concluded that we don't have the security architecture in place at the moment to allow for .zip uploads. I'm going to change this to a feature request so that I can do more research and perhaps implement it down the line.

Actions #3

Updated by Boone Gorges about 12 years ago

  • Tracker changed from Bug to Feature
Actions #4

Updated by Matt Gold about 12 years ago

I have to say that I don't think it's a great idea for us to allow .zip file uploads considering the security issues involved.

Actions #5

Updated by Boone Gorges almost 12 years ago

  • Status changed from Assigned to Rejected

Agreed. I don't think this is going to be feasible, due to security concerns.


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