badtrans virus

David Brodbeck DavidB at
Tue Nov 27 10:15:08 GMT 2001

Here at work I have the mail system configured to bounce messages executable
attachments, based on a rather long list of possible file extensions.  This
would work for badtrans, since my understanding is it attaches as a .scr or
.pif file.

Text and gzipped attachments should probably be allowed since some people
use them to provide debug logs.

-----Original Message-----
From: Ries van Twisk [mailto:ries at]
Sent: Tuesday, November 27, 2001 11:34 AM
To: James Simons; samba at
Subject: Re: badtrans virus

Hi all and list admin(s),

I think it's best that the list software only accepts plain text e-mails and

deletes ALL attachments. 
Maby to help the MS world a bit convert all HTML mails to plain text and 
from that point distribute the plain text mails to all users. This will
prefent any 
viruses to spread using the samba mailinlist.


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