I have NC13 loaded with Ubuntu 16.04 LAMP server with a need to block specific Folders and Files from being Synchronized by the clients.
I have created a User and a Group for the purposes of segregating data and to function as read only information. However, I cannot find a way to prevent that data from synchronizing with user’s Clients once it’s shared with them.
The only limits I can find are with the end-users un-checking that folder in the client. Furthermore, if they remove an existing Sync-Connection and create a new one, then it doesn’t do anything to prevent the segregated files or folders from synchronizing upon establishing the new Sync-connection.
Shared files have the ability to be downloaded as it is, which is fine in our case, but this folder is nearly a terabyte in size. It’s historical data that we have to protect from user changes but not from viewing.
We want users restricted from accessing this data accept through a web browser, only those users we’ve added to the group for this access, able to download individual files or folders, but not able to synchronize this folder with their client.
Is there any method (and what would that be?), from the server/Administrative side, to prevent shared folders and files from being synchronized?