scanning for filetype?

Nick Phillips nwp at LEMON-COMPUTING.COM
Fri May 31 05:01:11 IST 2002

On Thu, May 30, 2002 at 10:15:31PM -0500, ISP List wrote:

> If the attachment is on the list of disallowed file types, remove the
> current extension (e.g. .avi) and replace it with .txt, which the recipient
> could easily change later once they are sure the attachment is safe.  Seems
> to me like this could be done pretty easily and would be a middle of the
> road for people not wanting to totally block the attachment but at least
> prevent the "click and execute" danger.

No, I think he wanted to test by extension and content, to make sure that
people couldn't send dodgy stuff by just changing the extension...


Nick Phillips -- nwp at
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