[Mailman-Users] Re: Mime stripping in 2.1b3

Jay S Curtis camel at lrllamas.com
Mon Sep 16 12:52:15 CEST 2002

I guess "Amen to that!!"
mime "types" that are wrappers for viruses and other nasty things change all 
the time... MUCH easier to "whitelist". (Basically the same deal with the 
evolution of spam blocking)

On Sunday 15 September 2002 03:56 pm, Will Yardley wrote:
> Christian J Hedemark wrote:
> > On Saturday, September 14, 2002, at 04:12 PM, LuKreme wrote:
> > >This is not how the mime filters in 2.1b3 seem to work.  List the
> > >types to be blocked.
> >
> > If we're taking votes here, I'm all for whitelists (block all MIME by
> > default, except that which is explicitly allowed).  I think in most
> > cases a whitelist will be shorter and easier to maintain than a
> > blacklist.
> I agree 100%. Generally, there are only going to be a few types of
> attachments you actually *do* want to permit.

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Jay S. Curtis

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