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Subject: Re: please stop
From: Andrew Johnson <anj@aps.anl.gov>
To: Dirnberger Juergen <Juergen.Dirnberger@iter.org>
Cc: EPICS tech-talk <tech-talk@aps.anl.gov>
Date: Mon, 26 Mar 2012 13:45:27 -0600
Hi Juergen,

On 2012-03-26 you wrote:
> Please stop sending encrypted files to IO. They will be blocked by our
> antivirus.

The person who sent that encrypted zip-file to this mailing list was trying to 
get around the many anti-virus scanners that think all files with a .cmd 
extension are Trojan horses, even when they are embedded inside a zip-file and 
are harmless to every Microsoft OS out there.

The EPICS community has been using the .cmd file extension for over 20 years. 
We shouldn't have to rename our files just because Microsoft can't design a 
secure operating system, but in the last year or so it has become virtually 
impossible for us to send EPICS modules that contain our kind of .cmd files 
via email because of these paranoid and broken virus-detection rules.

- Andrew (tech-talk list maintainer)
-- 
Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.
-- Napoleon Bonaparte

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