Limiting Access to the File Server

If you want to enhance the security of your file server, you can regulate what hosts or networks will have access to your shared resources. Connections from other hosts will be refused by your file server.

To view all hosts and networks that have access to your file server:

  1. Go to Extensions > File Server > Access.
  2. View the table. If the list is empty, all hosts can access your file server. This is the default option.

To allow access to your server only from a specific range of hosts:

  1. Go to Extensions > File Server > Access > Add Host/Network.
  2. Enter the IP address of the host you want to allow access (for example, 123.123.123.1) or the range of hosts (for example, network address/subnet mask written as 123.123.123.0/255.255.255.0).
  3. Click OK.

This will allow only the specified hosts to connect to the shared resources on your file server. All connections from other hosts will be refused by the file server.

To edit the list of hosts that have access to your server:

  1. Go to Extensions > File Server > Access.
  2. Click the address of the host in the list of allowed hosts.
  3. Edit the host IP address or subnet mask (for multiple hosts) in the Network/Host address field.
  4. Click OK.

To remove an address from the list:

  1. Go to Extensions > File Server > Access.
  2. Select the checkbox corresponding to the host address you want to remove and click Remove.
  3. Select the Confirm removal checkbox and click OK.
 

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