[Dshield] Exchange server as fileserver :)

Alan Frayer afrayer at frayernet.com
Fri Feb 20 17:12:05 GMT 2004


On Fri, 2004-02-20 at 08:41, Pete Cap wrote:

>  
> First off, automatically strip all files from e-mails EXCEPT some type of specially designed link file.
> Set it up so that when users want to e-mail a file, a separate process copies the file in question to the internal corporate (or whatever) fileserver.  The attachment is replaced by a link to the file on the fileserver.
> When the recipient recieves the e-mail, he clicks on the attachment as always and it downloads from the fileserver to his desktop.
>  
> So the process is slightly less transparent but you get the benefit of quarantining all file transfers on the fileserver for examination before they actually go anywhere.
> 
> An added bonus is that you could set up other entities to be able to access your fileserver...so the "mailed" files would only occur between entities with trust relationships.  There would be no possibility for "out of the blue" file transfers, although you could set it up so that anyone could upload with some kind of web interface...
>  
> I can think of a few problems off the bat, but I want to see what your criticism is first...lay it on me :)


(I just re-read this) Isn't this how GroupWise does its attachment
handling?



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