Whitelisting file types

Kevin Miller Kevin_Miller at CI.JUNEAU.AK.US
Wed Dec 14 19:19:03 GMT 2005

Julian Field wrote:

> It would just be in addition to what there is now. It would make it a
> lot easier to configure (partic via web interface) as there would be
> straightforward rulesets to configure allowed+denied filenames and
> filetypes. It's basically for that market. The existing stuff would be
> parsed as it is now.

So, just to be clear, it wouldn't focus on extensions like the current
filename rules do now, but would rather be a place where one could add
in a specific full file name like 'FileFromCorporateHQ.exe' where you
could whitelist an otherwise banned file? (Or block otherwise allowed

I take it that the file wouldn't restrict entries to a regex - i.e.,
mere mortals could enter a vanilla filename and it would be dealt with

I think that would be a handy feature for receiving program updates from
venders and such.  Nobody seems to know how to use ftp anymore.  Sigh...

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