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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
> /dev/null)

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.

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