[Mailman-Users] running nimda test

Ben Gertzfield che at debian.org
Thu Aug 7 03:11:07 CEST 2003

chris weisiger wrote:

> i didnt know if there was a way to test mailman to detect the nimda 
> virus...since there was a tests folder...
> ive been trying to google for information but i havent come across 
> anything really about testing... 

Mailman cannot detect email viruses.  You can use an external email 
virus scanner for this purpose.

> what do you mean by excercising the email parser package's MIME 
> handling code.....is there anything to worry about and nothing to test 
> really....and are the tests for developing purposes only?

Exactly, the tests are for development purposes only, to make sure new 
bugs don't show up in the email attachment code (Nimda attaches itself 
to emails).


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