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RE: Running Applications

From: Pete Brower <pete@appx.com>
Date: Fri, 11 Oct 1996 08:29:34 -0400
Message-ID: <01BBB74E.5CE58B60@zeppelin.appx.com>
To: Francisco Pinto <francis@di.uminho.pt>, "'Bob Jernigan'" <jern@spaceaix.jhuapl.edu>
Cc: "francis@di.uminho.pt" <francis@di.uminho.pt>, "www-html@w3.org" <www-html@w3.org>, "www-talk@w3.org" <www-talk@w3.org>
Good example.

This is the exact reason that I DO NOT want this functionality.  I 
tend to click on web page anchors before checking what the 
anchor is really pointed to.  I would hate for someone to
sneak a virus.exe file disguised as some other link.

If, for some reason, this idea takes off, please give me a way to
turn off this feature.  Or prompt me that an EXE file is about the
be executed, do I really want to do that?

Pete Brower
R&D Fellow 
APPX Software, Inc.

From: 	Bob Jernigan[SMTP:jern@spaceaix.jhuapl.edu]
Sent: 	Friday, October 11, 1996 5:44 AM
To: 	Francisco Pinto
Cc: 	francis@di.uminho.pt; www-html@w3.org; www-talk@w3.org
Subject: 	Re: Running Applications

This can be done but do you really want to?  Just to be sure I know
what you're asking, you want to configure your browser so that when
you click a url like "http://disk.destroyer.ugh/erasedsk.exe", the
executable will immediately destroy your disk.  Is that what
you want?

> Hello,
> I am having a little problem.
> How can I execute an application 
> 	Binary Executable (application/octet-stream) (exe,bin)
> immediately after download it from the Internet through a Browser, without 
> saving it to disk?
> The goal is to install automatically a software package, running first 
> the setup application. I know that this could be dangerous in security 
> terms. But this case, is a particular case, where I know what software 
> pack I will run.
> I need this preferentially for Windows Environments.
> If someone could help me, I'll appreciate.
> Thanks in advance,
> Francisco Pinto
Received on Friday, 11 October 1996 10:33:38 UTC

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