Filetype scanning rules?

Kevin Spicer kevins at BMRB.CO.UK
Mon Jun 30 18:43:28 IST 2003

>On Mon, 2003-06-30 at 18:22, Julian Field wrote:

>Currently, the only rule in the new filetype.rules.conf file bans
>Has anyone got any good ideas for extra rules to allow or deny other
>of files?

I'd have thought all of the types banned by extension.  Are you blocking
by mime types (from file -i or isn't this portable?) of just the regular
file command output strings?

> Should I enable this filetype checking by default?

I think so.  If the report makes it clear that its been blocked by file
type rules then anyone who doesn't want it can quickly get a clue.  It
doesn't seem consistent to have filename rules, but not filetype rules,
on by default.

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