The Boston Diaries

The ongoing saga of a programmer who doesn't live in Boston, nor does he even like Boston, but yet named his weblog/journal “The Boston Diaries.”

Go figure.

Wednesday, February 01, 2017

“I am sorry, we cannot allow you to view this innocuous text file. For reasons.”

I found a bug in “Project: Sippy-Cup”. The nature of the bug is not important, but QA and I were able to reproduce locally the issue seen in production. So I ask QA to send a copy of the SIPp script (an XML file) so I could fix the issue.

From
QA <XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX>
To
Sean Conner <XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX>
Subject
Sipp command and xml for CP-209
Date
Wednesday, February 1, 2017 4:27 PM

Access to attachments has been blocked. Blocked attachments: sipptestCp209.xml.

Well then … okay. I have QA resend it, this time renamed to sipptestCp209.txt. This time it shows up. I save it. Then …

GenericUnixPrompt> more sipptestCp209.txt
This attachment was removed because it contains data that could pose a
security risk.
GenericUnixPrmopt>

Seriously? Just to convince myself it wasn't Mac OS-X's version of more that was doing the conversion:

GenericUnixPrompt> cat sipptestCp209.txt
This attachment was removed because it contains data that could pose a
security risk.
GenericUnixPrmopt>

So it's our overly paranoid email system's fault.

Gotcha.

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