[Esa-l] Infinite perl loop

Mikael Hultgren Mikael.Hultgren at lhs.se
Sun Aug 19 09:37:25 PDT 2001


Just curious if it's possible to solve the following problem:

Quite often our users (mostly MAC-users) send e-mails with an attachment
which name ends in a dot, like  "document." or "document.doc."   and the
result is that perl starts to loop, and starts using all system
resources  :(

Any way of making the sanitizer deal with those attachments?

I'm using version 1.129 of the sanitizer

Mikael Hultgren                  E-mail: mikael.hultgren at lhs.se
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Stockholm Institute of Education

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