Whitelisting file types

Denis Beauchemin Denis.Beauchemin at USHERBROOKE.CA
Wed Dec 14 18:38:56 GMT 2005

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Julian Field wrote:

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>I have had a suggestion for a new feature, for the filename and 
>filetype.rules.conf controls.
>A simple ruleset (normal one) that lists regexps for filenames to be 
>allowed, and one for filenames to be banned.
>Both of these would be read (in allowed then denied order) before the 
>filename.rules.conf file, together with a possibly ruleset controlling it.
>The same would be done for filetype.rules.conf as well.
>So you would have a
>Allowed Filenames = %rules-dir%/allowed.filenames.rules
>Denied Filenames = %rules-dir%/denied.filenames.rules
>and the same for Filetypes.
>This should be fairly easy to implement and will make most configuration 
>of this feature an enormous amount easier.
>What do people think?


I don't think I would use it (I'm happy with filename.rules.conf as it 
is now), but I don't mind as long as it doesn't confuse people.  
Wouldn't this make people wonder about where to put allow/deny rules?


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