[Esa-l] Files to poison: Hybris
mecha.ike at hydramedia.com
Thu Dec 14 04:14:34 PST 2000
At 20:11 13/12/00 -0800, John wrote:
>If it's not business related, my answer is "tough."
Mine too. I get flack from the lower levels of my userbase because of the
poisoned file I use (to summarize the diffs against the 'default' list:
*.asf, *.avi, *.bat, *.cmd, *.com, *.exe, *.mov, *.mp[g|eg?]?,
*.qt[m|vr?]?, *.scm, *.scr, prolly some others I've missed) Quite
draconian, I think you'll agree, but in the business we are in
(recruitment) there is no reason for members of staff to *regularly*
receive files of these types.
>We don't need a zillion copies of frog-in-a-blender or elf bowling
>coming in through our mail system at work. If it's business related,
>they make arrangements to upload it to our FTP site (all of our
>clients have accounts).
I can but agree. If only I had the gumption to make internal mail go
through the sanitizer as well to stop the trade in .EXEs inside of the
company I'd have a shed-load of disk space returned to the servers.
I don't *yet* have the FTP option (I'm working on it though...), so I get
clients to send things through me (as the postmaster) if it's on the
>Your boss should back you up if you let him know that business-related
>.EXEs are coming in at about one per year.
>BTW, my users call me the Email Nazi. :)
I remind the higher-ups about Mellisa and ILOVEYOU when I start getting
flack and it all dies down very quickly. They have the sense to see why
the approach I take with the sanitizer is, in the long-term, the best approach.
I don't want to know what my userbase calls me :-) No doubt it involves a
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