quiet here

Julian Field MailScanner at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Thu Aug 7 15:34:03 IST 2008

Richard Lynch wrote:
> 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.
But if no-one has the software for reading this format already, they 
aren't any harm.


Julian Field MEng CITP CEng
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