Executable vs Binary
jerry.benton at mailborder.com
Thu Apr 16 20:13:31 UTC 2015
> On Apr 16, 2015, at 4:08 PM, Kevin Miller <kevin.miller at juneau.org> wrote:
> 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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>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: MailScanner [mailto:mailscanner-bounces at lists.mailscanner.info] On
>> Behalf Of Jerry Benton
>> Sent: Thursday, April 16, 2015 11:46 AM
>> To: MailScanner Discussion
>> Subject: Executable vs Binary
>> 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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