[texhax] seeking description of TeX *.exe for security review

Fehd, Ronald J. (CDC/CCHIS/NCPHI) rjf2 at CDC.GOV
Tue May 15 17:23:36 CEST 2007

Hi Krewe:

My employer's Office of the Chief Information Security Officer (OCISO)
requires a little bit more information about software than
"I need it to do my job!"
before they will allow it to be installed.

Has anyone written up a brief description of the many *.exe
in any of the various distributions?

fyi: I just received my TeXLive 2007 DVD 
and want to have it installed on my work computer.


pdfLaTeX.exe: input : text file 
                      default extension: .tex
              output: Adobe v5 .pdf

When I fill out this form I intend to be thorough 
so as not to leave lingering questions in their minds.
What are other file extensions that may cause concern?

Any pointers would be appreciated.


Ron Fehd  the {SAS} macro maven  CDC Atlanta GA USA RJF2 at cdc dot gov

More information about the texhax mailing list