workaround for "file size limit exceeded" messages?

Spicer, Kevin Kevin.Spicer at BMRB.CO.UK
Tue Nov 4 12:49:44 GMT 2003

Julian Field wrote:
> Good point. Sorry for the lousy code. The attached patch might work
> slightly better. You did keep your unpatched original
> file, didn't you? :) 


I haven't yet applied your patch, can you confirm if this is doing what I think it is doing?

I think that (as well as stripping (raw) )if it detects "File size limit exceeded" it is treating it as a virus.  Unfortunately clam seems to give this response with any file that achieves a high compression ratio, (ie the same behaviour as last nights patch?)  This causes me problems because I have folks sending files with compression ratios around 12:1 which trigger this warning from Clam.

I think the answer may be to solve the other issues with the clam wrapper I mentioned so that the external unzipper works (which clam uses when the internal unzipper fails), then ignore this message.

[Is the mailing list okay? I'm not getting anything on it, not even my own posts]

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