[Esd-l] Something new

Dan Kubilos dan at oxnardsd.org
Mon Feb 4 08:26:00 PST 2002

I thought the original poster was looking for a way to strip big
attachments from emails and make them available in *one* place so that
*only the attachment happy* would use up bandwidth grapping large and
often lame files.

On Sat, 2 Feb 2002, Simon Matthews wrote:

> Will putting the files on an off-site (to the client) web server really
> help to reduce traffic?

Yes. If -- this *is* an assumption -- less people go to the web server
than would have gotten the thing in an email.

I would like this feature because I've had this happen twice: Important
folks send important informantion via email to our whole district.  They
send the same or ancillary information as an attachment. I'd like an easy
way to make the attachment download optional.

> Does it matter if the clients download the files via POP OR HTTP? In fact 
> HTTP could be worse, since they may download the files multiple times. 
> Surely the real answer is to put a mail server in each location 
> and forward emails there. Then, there should be only one copy of the email 
> sent per location and the local mail server will handle the distribution 
> of the one email to many clients via the LAN (rather than the WAN). 
> Simon
> On Sat, 2 Feb 2002, Darryl Ross wrote:
> > > Can't something similar already be done by:
> > > SECURITY_QUARANTINE="$HOME/virus_quarantine/virus.file"
> > 
> > I think he meant something along the lines of:
> > 
> > SECURITY_QUARANTINE="$HOME/public_html/"
> > 
> > And then put a comment in the email message along the lines of:
> > 
> > "This email message has been scanned by the XYZ company's inbound email
> > virus and macro scanner. An attachment has been found that has the
> > possibility of containing either a virus or a dangerous macro. For safety
> > reasons the attachment has been removed from this message and placed in a
> > secure location on the Intranet website. You can download the attachment
> > from http://intranet/~username/attachment.doc. Please remember to run
> > [insert name of local desktop antivirus program] before you open the file."
> > 
> > Personally, I think having an option like that would be really great. It
> > would also be good if it were possible to do that to files above a certain
> > size, whether they are dangerous or not. (My boss likes sending me 10Mb
> > files regularly... I'd prefer to get them when I need them rather than the
> > first time I check my mail...)
> > 
> > > Not sure how many folks have shell accounts to access such
> > > things these days anyway.
> > 
> > Last time I counted, we had 116 users. One of them has shell access. Me.
> > 
> > Darryl
> > 
> > 
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Dan Kubilos     __\o_ ^
K-8 Tech Coord

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