[Esd-l] Binary file problems in sanitizer

Thomas Nyman thomas at teg.pp.se
Thu Nov 28 00:03:01 PST 2002


I'm running SuSE 8.0, with the Hardin sanitizer and spamassassin. Sanitizer 
runs before spamassassin.

I have the following problem. If I send a word document from my office to 
my home adress - with the sanitizer off - I have no problems opening the 
file. If I run sanitizer it defangs the word document as it should, however 
it seems that the sanitizer not only defangs, i.e make a name change on the 
document, but it also seems to change the mime type from binary to text 
with the result that I cant open the word document even after I change the 
"defanged-name". Can anyone explain why this is and if I can do something 
about it? I simply want sanitizer to defang the document so you have to 
make a filename change before opening it, but I dont want to corrupt the 
file, which seems to be the case now. By the way, I'm using Mulberry on the 
receiving end.


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