On Tue, 2004-03-02 at 22:00, lee slaughter wrote: > [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: > > >Dear user of "FreeBSD.org" mailing system, > > > >Our main mailing server will be temporary unavaible for next two days, > >to continue receiving mail in these days you have to configure our free > >auto-forwarding service. > > > >For more information see the attached file. > > > attachment is .pif > "file" thinks it's DOS exe. > man -k can't find it. > what is it? > gracias.......... > a newbie > > > _______________________________________________ > [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"
PIF files are Windows Program Information Files, dating from the days of Windows 3.1. I am surprised they still work - but it seems that they do. They have executable content, and are now being used to spread malicious software. They are perfectly harmless on a FreeBSD or Linux machine - but be very careful not to run them on a Windows machine. _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"