Correct Syntax for allowing files

Matthew Bowman mbowman at UDCOM.COM
Mon Mar 17 14:10:57 GMT 2003

Thanks that worked like a charm.


Julian Field <mailscanner at ECS.SOTON.AC.UK>
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03/17/2003 08:55 AM
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        Subject:        Re: Correct Syntax for allowing files

At 13:28 17/03/2003, you wrote:
>A client of ours sends out a virus definition file update in the form
>of a .bat file.  The filename is Virus Definition Update-Remote
>In my filename.rules.conf file I put in the following line then restarted
>allow   'Virus Definition Update-Remote Users.bat'      -       -

2 problems. Remove the quotes and make sure there are tabs between the 4
fields in the line, not spaces. I would also advise changing ".bat" to
"\.bat$" as you want a literal "." and not "any character" and the test
should be tied to the end of the filename, or else someone could send you
"........bat.exe" and it would get through.
Julian Field
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