Wojtek Zlobicki wojtekz at
Sat May 26 17:50:01 UTC 2001


    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 at>
To: "'Scott Francis'" <scott at>; "Mitch Halmu"
<mitch at>
Cc: "John Fraizer" <nanog at Overkill.EnterZone.Net>; "Roeland Meyer"
<rmeyer at>; "'Steve Sobol'" <sjsobol at>;
"Shawn McMahon" <smcmahon at>; <nanog at>
Sent: Saturday, May 26, 2001 3:34 AM
Subject: RE: EMAIL != FTP

> > From: Scott Francis [mailto:scott at]
> > 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 (or any other extention not defined
> your mime-type) and see if ANY browser will load it as something other
> garbage.

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