Allowing Certain File Types

Mon Feb 16 19:22:44 GMT 2004

> Hi All,
> I am using the latest version of MailScanner with
> ClamAV.
> So far so good. I have "Deliver Disinfected Files" set to
> no which works well. Actually a little too well.
> We have a certain file type with a .PCF extenstion that
> we need to be able to receive. Currently it is quarrantined
> and the warning report delivered instead of the attachment.
> How do I set MailScanner to allow this type of attachment?
> I've looked at the MailScanner.conf but don't see a place
> where excepted filetypes such as .PDF are allowed.
> Any help on how to do this would be appreciated!
> Mike

Well, I spoke too soon. The file extension of the files we
want to receive are .PCF. It's data exported from a financial
application our customers use.

I created an "allow" entry for it in "filename.rules.conf". I thought
that would fix it. However, when I sent a test email with a sample
PCF format, it came back with a "executables not allowed" error.

I ran "file" on the sample.pcf file and it comes back as:

point.pcf: VAX-order 68k Blit mpx/mux executable

Well, it definitely ain't a VAX executable.

How do I create the appropriate allow rule in
"filetype.rules.conf" to permit this attachment to go through?

I still want to deny other executables.



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