Zip files

Nicolas Canepa ncanepa at
Wed Apr 25 18:37:20 IST 2007

Thank you!
I found it.
# Note: This setting does *not* affect virus scanning in archives at all.
# To disable this feature set this to 0.
# A common useful setting is this option = 0, and Allow Password-Protected
# Archives = no. That block password-protected archives but does not do
# any filename/filetype checks on the files within the archive.
# This can also be the filename of a ruleset.
Maximum Archive Depth = 0

# Find zip archives by filename or by file contents?
# Finding them by content is a far more reliable way of finding them, but
# it does mean that you cannot tell your users to avoid zip file checking
# by renaming the file from ".zip" to "_zip" and tricks like that.
# Only set this to no (i.e. check by filename only) if you don't want to
# reliably check the contents of zip files. Note this does not affect
# virus checking, but it will affect all the other checks done on the 
# of the zip file.
# This can also be the filename of a ruleset.
Find Archives By Content = no

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Matt Hayes wrote:

> Nicolas Canepa wrote:
>> I hace a problem with zip files. I want mailscanner not to unzip zip 
>> files, so I put in MailScanner.conf :
>> # Where the "gunzip" command is installed.
>> # This is used for expanding .gz files.
>> # To disable gzipped file checking, set this value to blank
>> # and the timeout to 0.
>> # Gunzip Command = /bin/gunzip
>> Gunzip Command =
>> # The maximum length of time the "gunzip" command is allowed to run 
>> to expand
>> # 1 attachment file (in seconds).
>> # Gunzip Timeout = 50
>> Gunzip Timeout = 0
>> The problem is that still unzips the files!
>> Should I change something else in the config file?
>> Thanks,
> Well, first off, gunzip has nothing to do with .zip files.  Gunzip 
> deals with .gz files.  So you may want to double-check the config 
> again and look for /bin/zip or /usr/bin/zip.
> -Matt

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