Executable vs Binary
kevin.miller at juneau.org
Thu Apr 16 20:08:48 UTC 2015
I was fighting that a while back. Actually, I still am. See the "filename/filetype not working properly" thread in the archives. Long story short, one person said that a newer version of /usr/bin/file fixed the issue. I haven't verified that yet.
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> Has anyone dealt with this? I can’t decide if I should mod the source or
> just change the configs:
> - Microsoft document comes through with some sort of dat file embedded.
> While MS see that dat file as text/plain, the character set is binary,
> so it nails it as an executable.
> - Allowing executables will allow the file.
> So, there’s the rub. Under the current code we have to allow executables
> for these “newer” types of Microsoft documents to get through. This
> isn’t restricted to just Microsoft. There are several other file formats
> that make MailScanner fire on this.
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