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by ReedMikel
Sun Feb 24, 2008 3:11 pm
Forum: Feedback and troubleshooting
Topic: Poll: 'disable downloads' option in Firefox
Replies: 8
Views: 8639

Re: Poll: 'disable downloads' option in Firefox

I'll have to think about your profile request some more, as I'm not sure I fully understand all the issues... As for my request to disable all or some File Downloads, you are right that the list of extensions continues to grow. But I'm sure you could quickly come up with a list of 10 or so extension...
by ReedMikel
Sun Feb 24, 2008 2:49 pm
Forum: Feedback and troubleshooting
Topic: Poll: 'disable downloads' option in Firefox
Replies: 8
Views: 8639

Re: Poll: 'disable downloads' option in Firefox

Where is the profile that you posted? Link?
by ReedMikel
Wed Feb 20, 2008 8:10 am
Forum: Feedback and troubleshooting
Topic: Poll: 'disable downloads' option in Firefox
Replies: 8
Views: 8639

Re: Poll: 'disable downloads' option in Firefox

Rather than an all or nothing setting, the ability to enter a list of file extensions that are allowed (or disabled) would be even more useful. e.g. Allow: .pdf, .doc, .xls, .ppt etc
by ReedMikel
Wed Feb 20, 2008 8:05 am
Forum: Feedback and troubleshooting
Topic: FFCE falls short: disable file downloads thru AD?
Replies: 14
Views: 6642

Re: FFCE falls short: disable file downloads thru AD?

Thanks for the survey!

So what is bugzilla?
by ReedMikel
Tue Feb 19, 2008 4:36 pm
Forum: Feedback and troubleshooting
Topic: FFCE falls short: disable file downloads thru AD?
Replies: 14
Views: 6642

Re: FFCE falls short: disable file downloads thru AD?

What is bugzilla? I tried bugzilla.com/org/net and found nothing of relevance... So what changed between Nov and now? Back in Nov you seemed to think some new code could do this... Can you post a survey as a sticky on this forum to gauge interest? I see almost 90 views have occurred on this thread (...
by ReedMikel
Tue Feb 19, 2008 8:35 am
Forum: Feedback and troubleshooting
Topic: FFCE falls short: disable file downloads thru AD?
Replies: 14
Views: 6642

Re: FFCE falls short: disable file downloads thru AD?

So does that mean you could add such a setting (to block downloads - all or by extensions)? How about Internet vs Intranet downloads - does FF distinguish between these two security zones like IE?
by ReedMikel
Sat Feb 16, 2008 8:39 am
Forum: Feedback and troubleshooting
Topic: FFCE falls short: disable file downloads thru AD?
Replies: 14
Views: 6642

Re: FFCE falls short: disable file downloads thru AD?

If FrontMotion essentially repackages the Mozilla FireFox browser, maybe I should be posting this enhancement request to Mozilla? I assume for FrontMotion to implement any AD setting, there must already be a similar configuration option built into FireFox? Or can you somehow introduce totally new se...
by ReedMikel
Sat Feb 16, 2008 8:34 am
Forum: Feedback and troubleshooting
Topic: FFCE falls short: disable file downloads thru AD?
Replies: 14
Views: 6642

Re: FFCE falls short: disable file downloads thru AD?

And if one really gets clever, you could borrow IE's approach and distinguish between Internet and Intranet downloads. Notice that this AD setting for IE is located at Windows Components->IE->Security Page->Internet Zone . That would address your concern about users downloading PDFs on their company...
by ReedMikel
Sat Feb 16, 2008 8:24 am
Forum: Feedback and troubleshooting
Topic: FFCE falls short: disable file downloads thru AD?
Replies: 14
Views: 6642

Re: FFCE falls short: disable file downloads thru AD?

Depends on how clever one is in implementing the download restrictions. Imagine AD settings such as: Disable Downloads: [ ] - All (disables ALL downloads) [x] - By Extension ".exe, .cmd, .bat ..." I'm sure you've seen settings like this that allow a great degree of granularity in AD. Add something l...
by ReedMikel
Fri Feb 15, 2008 5:33 pm
Forum: Feedback and troubleshooting
Topic: FFCE falls short: disable file downloads thru AD?
Replies: 14
Views: 6642

Re: FFCE falls short: disable file downloads thru AD?

That's really disappointing news for IT administrators. The ability to prevent downloads in IE (using an AD setting ) makes for a much more secure computer environment for businesses. Are you saying it cannot be done, or you are not interested in doing it? If the latter, why? I guess you are saying ...
by ReedMikel
Thu Feb 14, 2008 2:29 pm
Forum: Feedback and troubleshooting
Topic: FFCE falls short: disable file downloads thru AD?
Replies: 14
Views: 6642

Re: FFCE falls short: disable file downloads thru AD?

What an inactive forum, I thought for sure an admin would chime in :(
by ReedMikel
Sat Feb 09, 2008 8:44 am
Forum: Feedback and troubleshooting
Topic: FFCE falls short: disable file downloads thru AD?
Replies: 14
Views: 6642

FFCE falls short: disable file downloads thru AD?

While FFCE is great in that it allows us to configure FF settings thru AD, there is a vital setting that is missing: the ability to DISABLE FILE DOWNLOADS ! As an IT consultant for many small and medium businesses, one of the very first security issues that I am asked about is whether I can block al...
by ReedMikel
Fri Feb 08, 2008 6:50 am
Forum: Feedback and troubleshooting
Topic: Hide Tools Menu
Replies: 7
Views: 6231

Re: Hide Tools Menu

I doubt it was intentional at all. It's simply a matter of poor design (security) on Microsoft's part, along with all the 3rd party software providers. Like I said, some software packages just do not tolerate running without local admin rights :( Getting back to my original post - will we ever be ab...
by ReedMikel
Tue Dec 04, 2007 9:59 am
Forum: Feedback and troubleshooting
Topic: Can FFCE be config'd to not allow users to download files?
Replies: 2
Views: 2365

Hum.. Firefox doesn't appear to have a corresponding setting for that. May be some custom code is in order. Hi - any feeling as to whether this feature will get added - and if so, how soon might that be? I hate to have my clients using IE, but it does offer an easy way to prevent downloads thru AD....
by ReedMikel
Tue Nov 20, 2007 8:37 am
Forum: Feedback and troubleshooting
Topic: Hide Tools Menu
Replies: 7
Views: 6231

I think a lot of IT admins still assign local admin rights to users, since a lot of software does not work properly otherwise. I have only recently stopped the practice of assigning local Administrator rights to the Domain Users group, and manually sort out the problems it causes with some software ...