blocking specific file names

Chris Yuzik chris at
Wed Nov 5 16:23:56 GMT 2003

Until we figure out the best thing to do with viruses that arrive in zips with
corrupted headers, I considered blocking the particular file name in
filename.rules.conf. Since (to my knowledge) worm.mimail.g always arrives in
a zip named "", I figured I could just block that name.

Well, obviously I'm doing something wrong because it's not working.

deny    \^readnow\.zip$

What did I mess up?

Chris Yuzik
chris at

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                -- Philip K. Dick

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