blocking SDG files?

Matt Kettler mkettler at EVI-INC.COM
Tue Mar 29 23:20:23 IST 2005

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Rick Cooper wrote:

>     I kind of doubt that there is a magic entry for a Star Office
>     Graphic file since there is no firm structure for it... I would
>     think quarantine and release would be the only answer

Of course, there is an alternative.. disable your blocking in
filetype.rules.conf, and only use filename rules.

I for one have always found the filetype rules a bit on the over-zealous
side. Sure, they're handy if you want to make sure your employees can't
email renamed executables as ".renametoexe" files, but unless you're in
a truly draconian network I don't see the filetype rules as doing more
good than harm.

The "file" command is a considerably flaky beast at the absolute best.
Using it for attachment capture may be handy for the paranoid, but I for
one find it to be troublesome.

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