Re: [chip@xxxxxxxxxx: Bug#206476: Too many characters are considered 'bad' in extracted binaries]

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On Tue, 30 Sep 2003, Colin Watson wrote:

> Hi,
> As I said in the last bug I forwarded, I don't do much extracting of
> binaries from trn so I'm not really qualified to comment on this. What
> do people here think of the suggested new BADCHARS default?

- I think it's a bad idea, if it can be interpreted by the shell
it should not be in a filename that you download over the
internet. The BADCHARS list was created from experience with
the kind of exploits common when trn was under active
development, I see no reason to let the door open again. Let
all the people that want to shoot themselves
in the foot use Explorer...

_ Booker C. Bense

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