[Samba] .exe files

Kirk R.Wythers kwythers at umn.edu
Tue Feb 3 16:11:47 GMT 2004

On Feb 3, 2004, at 12:47 AM, Craig White wrote:

> On Mon, 2004-02-02 at 17:01, Kirk R.Wythers wrote:
>> I have a user on a IP authenticated connection who wants to backup his
>> local disk onto his own user space. His backup contains .exe files
>> (which I initially set up to be denied with " veto files =
>> /*.exe/*.dll/*.pif/*.com/*.vbs/*.{*}/*passwd*/" is smb.conf.
>> How bad an idea is it to allow .exe files to be written?

Based on the snipit from 

"To prevent access to suspicious files (e.g., those that tend to become 
infected by virus'), use the following. The last bit prevents access to 
files with a CLSID in the file extension.

veto files = /*.exe/*.dll/*.pif/*.com/*.vbs/*.{*}/"

> ---
> where did you get the idea that it would bad for any of these files to
> exist on a samba server?
> These files are normal Windows type files - probably not a good idea to
> have them pass through a mail gateway but otherwise, it cramps the
> usability of a windows share.
> Craig
Kirk R. Wythers	                                     tel: 612.625.2261
Dept. of Forest Resources                 fax: 612.625.5212
University of Minnesota      email: kwythers at umn.edu

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