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L3 Networker

Where can i find a list of the (blockable) file types with an explanation, what kind of program it uses?


L6 Presenter

sorry, but

shows only an uncommented list, and^A


shows only an unspecific list of possible file endings.

Which kind of file knows PA with "PE" ?

PEMicrosoft Symbol and Type Information
PEPortable Executable File
PEPatentEase File


Sorry but we don't have a 'commented' file list readily available.

Hi there,

PE is a portable executable file.



There is some additional information available on page 149 (Table 71) of the PA-4.0 Administrator's Guide.

dyang schrieb:

There is some additional information available on page 149 (Table 71) of the PA-4.0 Administrator's Guide.

Thank you Dyang for the advice. Additionally, i got some hints from Christian Etzold (System Engineer for the german speaking region in Europe).

So till now i have the following list:

PAN 3.1PAN 4
aviaviVideo file based on Microsoft AVI (RIFF) file format
batbatMS DOS Batch file
cabcabMicrosoft Windows Cabinet archive file
cmdcmdMicrosoft command file
dlldllMicrosoft Windows Dynamic Link Library
docdocMicrosoft Office Document
docxdocxMicrosoft Office 2007 Document
dwg--Autocad Files
encrypted-docenc-docEncrypted Microsoft Office Document
encrypted-docxenc-docxEncrypted Microsoft Office 2007 Document
encrypted-office2007enc-office2007Encrypted Microsoft Office 2007 File
encrypted-pptenc-pptEncrypted Microsoft Office PowerPoint
encrypted-pptxenc-pptxEncrypted Microsoft Office 2007 PowerPoint
encrypted-rarenc-rarEncrypted rar file
encrypted-xlsenc-xlsEncrypted Microsoft Office Excel
encrypted-xlsxenc-xlsxEncrypted Microsoft Office 2007 Excel
encrypted-zipenc-zipEncrypted zip file
exeexeMicrosoft Windows Executable
flvflvAdobe Flash Video file
gzipgzipFiles compressed with gzip utility
htahtaHTML Application file
isoisoDisc Image file based on ISO-9660 standard
lzhlhaFile compressed with lha utility/algorithm
mdbmdbMicrosoft Access Database file
mdimdiMicrosoft Document Imaging file
movmovApple Quicktime Movie file
mpegmpegMovie file using MPEG-1 or MPEG-2 compression
msimsiMicrosoft Windows Installer package file
msofficemsofficeMicrosoft Office File (doc, xls, ppt, pub, pst)
ocxocxMicrosoft ActiveX file
pdfpdfAdobe Portable Document file
PEpeMicrosoft Windows Portable Executable (exe, dll, com, scr, ocx, cpl, sys, drv, tlb)
pgppgpSecurity key or digital signature encrypted with PGP software
pifpifWindows Program Information File containing executable instructions
plplPerl Script file
pptpptMicrosoft Office PowerPoint Presentation
pptxpptxMicrosoft Office 2007 PowerPoint Presentation
psd--Photoshop Files
rarrarCompressed file created with winrar
regregWindows Registry file
rm--Real Media Files
rtfrtfWindows Rich Text Format document file
shshUnix Shell Script file
tartarUnix tar archive file
tiftifWindows Tagged Image file
wmfwmfWindows Metafile to store vector images
wmvwmvWindows Media Video file
wriwriWindows Write document file
wsfwsfWindows Script file
xlsxlsMicrosoft Office Excel
xlsxxlsxMicrosoft Office 2007 Excel
zcompressedZcompressedCompressed Z file in Unix, decompressed with uncompress
zipzipWinzip/pkzip file

Does anybody knows the meaning of "torrent" and "lnk" ?

a .torrent file is a link file to a set of "trackers" and information about a specific torrent like file name, file size, pieces it was broken up in, ...

this file can then be loaded into a torrent client that uses this file to connect to the trackers and request information on that specific file (like which peers are "seeding" the file to the p2p network for download)

"A torrent file stores metadata used for BitTorrent. It is defined in the BitTorrent specification"

a .lnk file is a shorcut file as used on microsoft desktops to provide an iconised link to a URL or location/file on your harddrive or network

Tom Piens
PANgurus - Strata specialist; config reviews, policy optimization
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