Re: Strange Zip Attatchment
Le 12444ième jour après Epoch,
Niko Efthymiou écrivait:
> I have noticed 3 stange zip atachments on this mailing list, all
> recieved yesterday. I would suspect that it is some kind of virus
> (havent scanned it).
> Since there have been quite a few virus epidemies recently (and maling
> lists are a good place for spreding them), I would like to propose
> following alternatives:
> 1. Dissallow atachments alltogether on debian lists (send them to
And what about legal attachements, like logs, config files, etc. ?
> 2. Allow only certein mime types in mutipart messages
You're probably right, but who makes the choices?
> 3. Scan the emails for virii and if positive discard them (will
> probably eat up to many resources.)
I think there is already a mechanism like amavis+clamav+spamassassin
on the list. Check your headers to confirm. My headers are already
modified by this piece of software on my side, so I can't check if the
list do that already.
All generalisations are dangerous, including this one.