Windows Scripting Host
[1/4] from: rryost::home::com at: 24-Aug-2000 16:12
Does REBOL/core or REBOL/view us the Windows Scripting Host (a feature of Win98). I want to disable it to prevent virus infections. Russell [rryost--home--com]
[2/4] from: brian:hawley:bigfoot at: 28-Aug-2000 0:58
Russell [rryost--home--com] wrote:
>Does REBOL/core or REBOL/view us the Windows Scripting Host (a feature of >Win98). I want to disable it to prevent virus infections.
Unfortunately REBOL doesn't support the ActiveScript interface. No worries there. Take a look at it though, it's more useful than you might think. Real scripting support for Windows. You can do things that even /Command can't do, at least until RT adds ActiveX client support. Uninstalling WSH won't save you, though... As for viruses, the best way for you to avoid them is to uninstall any Outlook or Outlook Express applications that you have on your system. Most email viruses take advantage of the prevalence of the Outlook programs and its relative lack of security, even after the recent patches. Any language or program with ActiveX support can make Outlook do all sorts of stuff, even if you don't ever use it, not just VBScripts. The only safe thing to do is uninstall Outlook. Try Eudora. That program can be locked down tight, and after recent email scares, they increased the security even more. I know, because I told their developers where to look for file extensions that are normally associated with unsafe code. If they missed any you can blame me, I guess (Please don't) :) Brian Hawley
[3/4] from: jhagman:infa:abo:fi at: 29-Aug-2000 0:39
Quoting [brian--hawley--bigfoot--com] ([brian--hawley--bigfoot--com]):
> Russell [rryost--home--com] wrote: > >Does REBOL/core or REBOL/view us the Windows Scripting Host (a feature of > >Win98). I want to disable it to prevent virus infections. > > Unfortunately REBOL doesn't support the ActiveScript interface.
Yes, unfortunately. I have been programming some Intranet -applications with VBS and ASP all summer and almost not a day has passed being annoyed on VBS and hoping that I could do it with REBOL. I can't because of my superiors and yes, they have a good point there, others on our vast IT staff (4 persons) don't know REBOL and VB is the language used and best known. VB, well I don't actually hate it, but I do strongly dislike it. I who once liked MS Basic 7.0 (on C128) very much, but I was young then. Some years later I liked AMOS too, but let's not talk about it :) -- Jussi Hagman CS in Åbo Akademi University Studentbyn 4 D 33 [juhagman--abo--fi] 20540 Åbo [jhagman--infa--abo--fi] Finland
[4/4] from: ryanc:iesco-dms at: 28-Aug-2000 15:10
I was once a VB programmer. Its an endless loop trap. --Ryan Ryan Cole Programmer Analyst www.iesco-dms.com 707-468-5400