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Bugtraq archives for 4th quarter (Oct-Dec) 1997: Re: Gzip & segmentation faults

Re: Gzip & segmentation faults

Frank de Lange (frankanimalhouse.ml.org)
Sun, 28 Dec 1997 15:46:00 +0100

[deletia]
> I also noticed strange behaviour of VRML 2.0 plugins with M$IE (maybe
> other browsers?) - they believes that every .gz file I wish to view
> must be a compressed VRML file :).
[...]

That's probably caused by Microsoft MimeOLE, which thinks each and every .gz
file is a vrml world. Your attachments are also marked as 'other/VRML' and
x-world/x-vrml' (causing RFC-compliant MUA's to complain about them:

Sun 03:07 PM] [PARSE] Unexpected characters at end of parameters:
,x-world/x-vrml; name="altered.gz"
[Sun 03:07 PM] [PARSE] Unexpected characters at end of parameters:
,x-world/x-vrml; name="Dos-gpf.gz"
[Sun 03:07 PM] [PARSE] Unexpected characters at end of parameters:
,x-world/x-vrml; name="Linux.gz"

That's what you'll get by using `standard-related' software...

BTW, how I know you're using MimeOLE? Simple:

X-Mailer: Microsoft Outlook Express 4.71.1712.3
X-MimeOLE: Produced By Microsoft MimeOLE V4.71.1712.3

Cheers//Frank