RE: META: Attachments

From: Harvey Newstrom (
Date: Wed Jul 25 2001 - 16:55:46 MDT

Eugene Leitl wrote,
> On Tue, 24 Jul 2001, Zero Powers wrote:
> > I can relate. But if you've got a file you want/need to pass on, what
> > do you suggest? The post office?
> There is this newfangled thingy called the web, and these means to address
> the documents via these strange novel concepts like an URL.
> So, instead of attaching a large binary blob, you post a pointer to a
> large binary blob, in plain ASCII.

Do you think that the binary blob you put on your website would be less
likely to contain viruses than the binary blob you attach to an e-mail? If
both started on your PC, it seems that the transmission medium doesn't
matter. If you're infected, your binary becomes infected, and you give the
infected binary to me. I don't see how using the web over attachments makes
anything safer.

Harvey Newstrom <> <>

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