File filtering in an access zone

In an access zone, you can use file filtering to allow or deny file writes based on file type.

If some file types might cause throughput issues, security problems, storage clutter, or productivity disruptions on your cluster, or if your organizations must adhere to specific file policies, you can restrict writes to specified file types or only allow writes to a specified list of file types. When you enable file filtering in an access zone, OneFS applies file filtering rules only to files in that access zone.

OneFS does not take into consideration which file sharing protocol was used to connect to the access zone when applying file filtering rules; however, you can apply additional file filtering at the SMB share level. See "SMB file filtering" in the File sharing chapter of this guide.