Very long filenames?

Bjørn T Johansen btj at
Fri Feb 22 11:43:42 GMT 2008

Why does mailscanner stop this file?

The original e-mail attachment "Hovedregelen e.doc"

is on the list of unacceptable attachments for this site and has been

replaced by this warning message.


If you wish to receive a copy of the original attachment, please

e-mail helpdesk and include the whole of this message

in your request. Alternatively, you can call them, with

the contents of this message to hand when you call.


At Fri Feb 22 09:49:33 2008 the virus scanner said:

   MailScanner: Very long filenames are good signs of attacks against
Microsoft e-mail packages (Hovedregelen e.doc)

The only option I can find in filenames.rules.conf is this..:

deny    .{150,}                 Very long filename, possible OE attack 

My regexp isn't what it should be, so what does this mean? I don't think this filename is long....?



Bjørn T Johansen

btj at
Someone wrote:
"I understand that if you play a Windows CD backwards you hear strange Satanic messages"
To which someone replied:
"It's even worse than that; play it forwards and it installs Windows"

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