a ghost in filetype.rules.conf

Martin Sapsed m.sapsed at BANGOR.AC.UK
Wed Feb 4 12:42:36 GMT 2004

Jeff A. Earickson wrote:
>    I've been scratching my head on this one for several versions
> of MailScanner now.  The head of our athletics dept (who uses a
> Mac) will send emails to other coaches, plain text.  Two coaches
> who reply (they use Windows) sporadically get their replies rejected
> with:
> No programs allowed (msg-8402-111.txt)
>                          ^^^^^^^^
>                          numbers differ

Bear in mind that the information MailScanner puts into reports is a
sanitised version that it generates from the actual attachment file
name. Julian's hightened state of paranoia made him cautious about the
possibility of a DoS or something in the actual filename. Check the mail
logs - I think the actual filename appears in there somewhere and that
may show up why it was blocked.

I've been bitten by this before!!



Martin Sapsed
Information Services               "Who do you say I am?"
University of Wales, Bangor             Jesus of Nazareth

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