File Type Check Problem
mkercher at nfsmith.com
Fri Apr 4 14:55:33 IST 2008
> -----Original Message-----
> From: mailscanner-bounces at lists.mailscanner.info
> [mailto:mailscanner-bounces at lists.mailscanner.info] On Behalf Of
> Julian Field
> Sent: Thursday, April 03, 2008 3:21 PM
> To: MailScanner discussion
> Subject: Re: File Type Check Problem
> Mike Kercher wrote:
>> I've been searching and haven't found a resolution for this yet.
>> Periodically, we get emails with attachments coming through that are
>> not being detected properly. MailScanner reports:
>> MailScanner: No programs allowed (msg-10410-101.txt)
> This is being caught by the filetype trap.
>> If I go look at the quarantined email in MailWatch and download the
>> attachment, it is a PDF.
> That may be what the filename says, but what does the "file" command
>> There was talk of the file -i command switch.
>> Is this something that needs to be set in MailScanner.conf?
> No, just read the latest filetype.rules.conf and filename.rules.conf
> files, the comments at the top of each file tell you how to use it.
> There is also an example line in filetype.rules.conf for you to copy.
> Running file against the message yields the following:
> [root at HOUPMS02 m334jSTE009852]# file message
> message: smtp mail text
> [root at HOUPMS02 m334jSTE009852]# file -i message
> message: message/rfc822\011
> Not quite sure what changing the filetype.rules.conf would do for me
No! I meat you to run the "file" command on the attachment, not the
message! :-( Funnily enough, when you run it on the message it says it's
a message :-)
Sorry about that :) Here's the output of file run against the
[root at HOUPMS01 ~]# file OSC81.pdf
OSC81.pdf: PDF document, version 1.3
[root at HOUPMS01 ~]# file -i OSC81.pdf
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