Allow multiple filename extensions?

mikea mikea at MIKEA.ATH.CX
Fri Jul 11 15:42:34 IST 2003

On Fri, Jul 11, 2003 at 03:35:00PM +0100, Antony Stone wrote:
> On Friday 11 July 2003 3:21 pm, Howard Robinson wrote:
> > On 11 Jul 03, at 9:09, mikea wrote:
> > Hello
> > I block all > single extensions and exe etc.
> > If users can't use sensible names that's their problem.

Actually I did *not* write that; someone else wrote it in response
to my post to the list.

I'm not about to impose my definition of "sensible names" on my user
community. We provide a computing, file storage, and file transfer
utility service, and not some procrustean bed into which we force all
the users by stretching the short ones and trimming the long ones.

It's there so that they can get *their* work done, and where we don't
have to get in the way, we have no business getting in the way.

Again, your shop may be different. Those are the rules for *my* shop.
I wrote them over a period of 25 years.

Mike Andrews
mikea at
Tired old sysadmin since 1964

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