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RE: announcements trapped by anti-viral filter
- From: "Stoddard, Isaac A" <Isaac dot Stoddard at SW dot Boeing dot com>
- To: "'cygwin at cygwin dot com'" <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Thu, 3 Jan 2002 13:02:57 -0600
- Subject: RE: announcements trapped by anti-viral filter
I thoroughly agree with you about filter quality. However, this is at
Corporate firewall level, and admin will NOT be changing it, (so said the
helpdesk). I would dearly love to be able to control my own inbound
filtering, since I practice "safe hex", but that's not likely to be allowed
Thanks for your to-the-point suggestions, but I can't use them right now.
Boeing Space & Communications, ISS GN&C Integration,
Mail Code HM5-20, Tower II cube 5255
voice: (281) 244-4246 fax: (281)244-4413
> -----Original Message-----
> From: John Peacock [SMTP:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Thursday, January 03, 2002 11:46 AM
> To: Stoddard, Isaac A
> Cc: 'email@example.com'
> Subject: Re: announcements trapped by anti-viral filter
> "Stoddard, Isaac A" wrote:
> > Folks,
> > Our corporate anti-viral filters traps cygwin-announce now. Someone has
> > decided that (imagine the punctuation) "setup dot exe" is a potential
> > vector and all list-mailed messages containing it as a character string
> > automatically blocked. Hence, I can no longer receive cygwin-announce.
> > Our filters can't be the only ones blocking you guys (and other good
> > news) from reaching us. Would someone at your site be
> > interested/able/willing to change the standard announcement text to
> > mentioning that executable?
> Quality anti-viral filters should only block ATTACHEMENTS named "something
> exe" not just the mention of it. My suggestion is to get a new anti-virus
> program or ask your anti-virus admin to be less strident about blocking
> text-only messages. This is almost certainly a "stupid admin" trick, not
> default setting in your anti-virus (or more likely firewall) config.
> John Peacock
> Director of Information Research and Technology
> Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group
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