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Re: Why does the server allow attachments anyway ???

The only issue is poor murphy!  D-U gets a hundred emails a day, god only
knows how much the other lists get (actually I probably could give you a
guess, but I'm not in the mood for it...) plus (still?) hosts the
@debian.org addresses.  Throw in a filter that requires any more than
basic yes/no checks of small strings would be prohibitive...  Having said
this, I can see a two step plan to solve this--1) move the lists that are
most likely to be hit by a trojan (d-u, d-win32, d-www, etc) to another
server 2) put filters on that server.

On Mon, 13 Nov 2000, Ethan Benson wrote:

> On Mon, Nov 13, 2000 at 11:19:45PM -0800, kmself@ix.netcom.com wrote:
> > 
> > Attachments of themselves aren't evil.  Mailers doing things with them
> > in such a way as to spawn uncontrolled interference with others is.
> indeed.
> > Note that my own mailer configuration does do some automatic processing
> > when it encounters a GPG signature.
> parsing the data and using it to verify message authenticity is a far
> cry from executing it as a program or handing the data off to an
> shell interpreter.  

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