[Esa-l] Email Sanitizer hanging

John D. Hardin jhardin at wolfenet.com
Wed Oct 25 20:30:12 PDT 2000

On Wed, 25 Oct 2000, Brett Glass wrote:

> 4. Turning off Office macro scoring, which can be done more effectively
>    by a commercial virus scanner on the client so long as you know that
>    one is present; 

...but which may open you up to previously-unknown macro
attack variants.

Commercial antivirus tools are limited in that they generally use
signatures of already-known attacks. My macro scanner takes the
approach that there are some things no document has any business
doing, such as messing about in the registry.


> 5. Adding more swap space. FreeBSD's installer, /stand/sysinstall,
>    allocates far too little swap space by default. It's best to
>    use at least 4 times the amount of physical RAM.

Or, better still, add more RAM... :)

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