[Bug 594344] [NEW] There is no option to ask the user about what to do with incomming files

Petter Eklund denbevingadebaevern at gmail.com
Mon Jun 14 21:50:21 BST 2010

Public bug reported:

Binary package hint: gnome-bluetooth

The default bluetooth front-ends in ubuntu (found in packages gnome-bluetooth and gnome-user-share) and are missing the option to allow the user to decide if files coming in via bluetooth should be accepted on a per-file basis. The behaviour I want is partially available by using the blueman bluetooth manager instead of the default one (you can not, as far as I have been able to determine, set it to do anything other than to ask on a per-file basis).
gnome-user-share, which as far as I've been able to determine, is the default front-end for receiving files over bluetooth in ubuntu and only gives you the options of:
a) receiving all files sent to you,
b) receiving all files sent to you by paired devices, and
c) not receiving any files at all.
In my eyes none of these are a sensible default as a) is insecure since it let anyone in your proximity dump whatever they like on your computer, b) is more secure but it is a bit to much hassle to set up if you just want to transfer a few files and c) compleatly disables file-transfer via bluetooth.

My proposed solution to the problem is adding the option to let the user
choose if an incoming file-transfer should be allowed on a per file-

** Affects: gnome-bluetooth (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: New

There is no option to ask the user about what to do with incomming files
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