Suggested addition to default filename and filetype rules

Remco Barendse mailscanner at BARENDSE.TO
Thu Sep 9 16:27:47 IST 2004

On Thu, 9 Sep 2004, Julian Field wrote:

> At 08:18 09/09/2004, you wrote:
>> On Thu, 9 Sep 2004, James Gray wrote:
>>> Maybe it's just our site, but was there a reason Windows Media files were
>>> left
>>> out when Quicktime/MPEG/etc were included for denial?
>>> For the archives, here's what we have in our (modified) rules:
>>> <<< filename.rules.conf >>>
>>> # Deny Windows Media etc
>>> deny  \.wm[adsvz]   Windows Media Format    We don't allow Windows Media
>>> Files
>>> deny  \.w[av]x      Windows Media Format    No Windows media metafile
>>> links
>>> deny  \.as[fx]      Windows Media Format    We don't allow Windows Media
>>> Files
>>> <<< filetype.rules.conf >>>
>>> deny  ASF           No Windows Media        No Windows Media files allowed
> I have added the filetype.rules.conf one, but not the filename.rules.conf
> ones. I don't want my standard ruleset to be too restrictive. Only a very
> small percentage of you ever edit the files at all, and I don't want to
> annoy everybody more than I have to.
> Do we really need to ban all media files at all? Banning the movies is
> probably good as they tend to be huge and illegal/worthless. But all the
> audio files as well?
> Also, does anyone know of any attacks done involving media metafile links?
> Hopefully these are small and harmless.

Why not include them in the file but comment them out by default?

I don't want people in our domain to send/receive such files anyway but it
is helpful as a reminder :)

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