[rescue] Re: NetApps

Dan Duncan dand at pcisys.net
Thu Apr 8 14:55:11 CDT 2004

On Thu, 8 Apr 2004, Jonathan C. Patschke wrote:
> Oh, if you think that's bad, $work's mail server trashes (doesn't
> reject, just drops on the floor) and mail message with an attachment
> whose filename contains more than one dot.

I can guess why this came about.  Some previous versions of windoze
where the default behavior was not to display extensions of known
file types would hide the trailing extension and show the icon
associated with the other extension.  IE, if I sent you somefile.jpg.exe,
you would see somefile.jpg with the icon for your .jpg viewer.  It
would look just like a safe .jpg file, but if you launched on it, it
would run as an executable.

Pretty damned funny the first time I saw one.  I wondered why
somefile.jpg.exe had an $IMAGEVIEWER icon and started experimenting.

> That's right, not even going to far as to check for .scr, .pif, or
> anything like that.  I was going around and around with $vendor about
> why they never mailed a gzipped tarball of their site-specific
> documentation about one of our larger hardware installations, when I
> finally yelled at the Postmaster and found out WTFO.

I guess .tgz is your friend here.  Isn't this sort of why it
exists?  So it will fit the old windoze namespace?


#  Dan Duncan (kd4igw)  dand at pcisys.net  http://pcisys.net/~dand
# "Soap and education are not as sudden as a massacre,
#  But they are more deadly in the long run."  Mark Twain.

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