Jeff Smith whydoubt at yahoo.com
Tue Jun 3 09:49:05 CDT 2003

The only thing that the / access gave Klez was (potentially) more files
to harvest email addresses from.  As far as drive access, the author was
much more concerned about having write access to the home directory.  If
anybody is interested, here is the article:


BTW, I do not object to having access to the root drive, but what does
a *windows* program really gain from that?  Viewing system config files
in notepad? ;->  Is it just a solution in search of a problem?

 -- Jeff Smith

--- puoti <puoti at inwind.it> wrote:
> Adding / to the default config file is a very bad idea, I remember reading
> somewhere on the net that once someone opened his mail with kmail, KDE
> started
> the attachment (A windows virus) with wine, and the virus sent itself to
> other
> users on the net.  I don't remembered the details, but I do remember that the
> virus could get out the the net because of that / being in the wine config.
> So
> having / in the default config file is a very very bad idea, because these
> problems could happen again in the future. A solution to get people to have a
> good configuration, would be to have winsetuptk as a "official" winehq
> utility,
> and  recommending people to use it to set up wine, but unfortunately
> winsetuptk
> puts / in the config file, but that can be changed. It also maps all the
> removable drives. 
> BTW I've added binaries and source of winesetuptk to the wine
> sourceforge page, the license is gpl.

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