At 10:37 PM 11/22/96 +0200, A. Ömer Köker wrote:
>Now if your going to scan the <B>html tag</B> for every single document
>checking for java, activex, and various scripts this will be a great
>strain on the system. Wont this at a certain point result in "over
>logging" with a ping-o-death kind of result?
Given a reasonable design - that is context sensitive about what's permitted
at a given point - you don't need to add very much overhead to perform
the scanning. One side effect of the redesign of our HTTP proxy to allow
this context sensitivity was that the performance improved dramatically.
(The older code was not context aware and was thus forced to read and write
HTML a byte at a time. The new stuff can read and write in much larger chunks
without breaking the protocol.)
> Also what about live
>mail, that is html included mail coming in over SMTP and not HTTP ?
We do this *only* for HTML fed through the http proxy. We don't have any form
of mail filtering for Java/ActiveX/etc.