\. in filename.rules.conf

Dustin Baer dustin.baer at IHS.COM
Mon Feb 9 20:58:53 GMT 2004

I see the following in filename.rules.conf:

deny    pretty\s+park\.exe$
deny    happy99.exe$
deny    webpage\.rar$

Is the \ required before . ?

Also, I wanted to block any "doc.zip" attachments that come through, so
added the following line:

deny    doc.zip$        -       -

This also blocks dp_doc.zip, or anything else that has .....doc.zip.
The following appears to work properly, but just want to make sure:

deny    ^doc.zip$       -       -

Again, is a \. needed, rather than just the . ?


Dustin Baer
Unix Administrator/Postmaster
Information Handling Services
15 Inverness Way East
Englewood, CO 80112

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