quiet here

Richard Lynch rich at mail.wvnet.edu
Thu Aug 7 15:23:26 IST 2008

Julian Field wrote:
> Gary Alexander wrote:
>>> While things are quiet, are there any outstanding bugs or feature 
>>> requests
>>> that I should be working on?
>>> I'm aiming at a stable release at the start of September if there's 
>>> nothing
>>> else huge between now and then. The HTML::Parser protection seems to be
>>> working okay, and hasn't had a huge speed impact (it never ceases to 
>>> amaze
>>> me quite how fast fork() is!).
>>> Jules
>> Hi There
>> Speaking of feature requests ... I've noticed some users using 7zip
>> format for sending mails ... and executables inside getting through
>> ... any plans for adding support for this?
>> The following linux app currently supports 7zip: 
>> http://p7zip.sourceforge.net/
> Adding that is quite a lot of work, so I would need a lot of votes 
> that people want this feature. But I'm not saying "no" :-)
> Jules
Up until now I had never even heard of 7zip.  I just tested F-Prot and 
ClamAV against an archive with a virus in it.  Neither detected the 
virus inside.  So, isn't it just a matter of time before viruses start 
spreading in this format?   If so I think you're going to be compelled 
to support the scanning of this format.



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