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Re: EMAIL != FTP
From: "Wojtek Zlobicki" <wojtekz () idirect com>
Date: Sat, 26 May 2001 13:50:01 -0400


Roeland,

    And how will an email attachment of that nature be opened ?  If the file
extension is unrecognized, the user receiving the attachment will also not
be able to open it.  It is your job as a web server admin to make sure that
the proper mime types have been set up.  As new file types  creep up, you
create new mime types.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Roeland Meyer" <rmeyer () mhsc com>
To: "'Scott Francis'" <scott () virtualis com>; "Mitch Halmu"
<mitch () netside net>
Cc: "John Fraizer" <nanog () Overkill EnterZone Net>; "Roeland Meyer"
<rmeyer () mhsc com>; "'Steve Sobol'" <sjsobol () NorthShoreTechnologies net>;
"Shawn McMahon" <smcmahon () eiv com>; <nanog () nanog org>
Sent: Saturday, May 26, 2001 3:34 AM
Subject: RE: EMAIL != FTP



From: Scott Francis [mailto:scott () virtualis com]
Sent: Friday, May 25, 2001 4:03 PM

Oh give me a break - is there ANY modern browser that will
not prompt you to
save the file if it does not recognize it as a displayable
format? Your
reasoning is going downhill ...

Have you ever setup an Apache web server (or any other)? Create a random
binary file and call it something.xyz (or any other extention not defined
in
your mime-type) and see if ANY browser will load it as something other
than
garbage.



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