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chuckatkinson
8-May-2019, 05:05 AM
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/amazon-to-disable-s3-path-style-access-used-to-bypass-censorship/

If anyone is using Chilkat or other means to access S3 resources this might have an impact.

Gerry
12-Jun-2019, 08:54 PM
Hi Chuck,

Thanks for posting this info. I have a project for a customer that will require connecting to an S3 bucket. I have not yet done this and I couldn't find much info on the forums about connecting to one. On the ChilKat site, I saw that there is a specific call for more than 1000 items in a bucket (https://www.example-code.com/dataflex/s3_list_more_than_1000_objects.asp). Have you had to use this with your set up?

This customer is taking a current local share and moving it to an S3 bucket. The way the local share would work is that all files were stored in a single directory and a unique identifier (Order #) was used as the first part of the file name. I could then search the directory for files starting with that and display them in a grid. Can you do something similar of looping through a directory on an S3 bucket?

Thanks,

Gerry

chuckatkinson
13-Jun-2019, 06:00 AM
Hi Gerry,

Amazon backed off on disabling the path-style access due to backlash from users.

I don't know about iteration of the objects in a S3 bucket. What I would do is something recently done for a customer. Stand up a AWS Storage Gateway device and do an SMB share to the S3 bucket. The S3 bucket then appears in Windows just a like a network shared folder.

-Chuck