[Mailman-Users] Mime stripping in 2.1b3
raquel at thericehouse.net
Sat Sep 14 20:54:05 CEST 2002
On Sat, 14 Sep 2002 11:09:24 -0700
JC Dill <mailman at vo.cnchost.com> wrote:
> On 10:24 AM 9/13/02, LuKreme wrote:
> >besides the obvious "audio" and "application" what are some
> >other good mime types to enter into Mailman 21b3 to be stripped?
> > I don't want to
> >strip html or pictures, just dangerous types that are potential
> You should configure your rules so that the specific file types
> you *allow* are exempted from being stripped, and then strip
> everything else. New file types are being created all the time,
> and most of the time the new types are types you don't want to
> allow (viruses etc.). Your list subscribers are much safer if
> your system requires you to occasionally manually add a new
> approved type when one happens along, than if it requires you to
> manually add a new disapproved type as each new virus etc. comes
> along (which would usually be after the fact, after one such mime
> attachment slipped thru un-altered).
I guess that using 2.1b3 I'm unsure how to disallow everything and
then to allow only certain types. (kind of like my firewall rules)
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