[Spambayes] Binaries for MSwin

Bill Yerazunis wsy at merl.com
Sat Mar 22 06:20:47 EST 2003

   From: Terrel Shumway <tshumway at jdiworks.net>

   > Sounds fine to me - except I would raise the bar a little - why not make a
   > pop3propxy *binary* release for Windows too - then the problem becomes
   > moot- on Windows you get a binary.

   one more reason to publish binaries for mswin: ZoneAlarm.
   popfile, written in perl, forces the average[1] user to allow all perl 
   programs to access the internet -- a gaping hole in your firewall. (I 
   consider this a defect in ZoneAlarm's design, but I don't think it is going 
   away anytime soon.)


   [1] a sophisticated user could create a private copy of perl.exe
   and call it popfile.exe

Or a sophisticated _installer_ program could make that copy (or symlink)
of perl.exe itself, name it popfile.exe, and all would be well.

   -Bill Y.

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