F-Prot Update Script Available

Julian Field jkf at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Tue Jun 18 10:17:17 IST 2002

At 07:55 18/06/2002, you wrote:
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Julian Field" <jkf at ECS.SOTON.AC.UK>
>Sent: Thursday, June 13, 2002 8:05 PM
>Subject: Re: F-Prot Update Script Available
> > But what if MailScanner happens to call your copy of F-Prot while it is
> > half way through unpacking the zip files? That batch of messages won't be
> > scanned properly and so a virus could easily slip through the net.
> >
> > This is why my autoupdate scripts use a lockfile in /tmp (which interacts
> > with MailScanner).
>Oh! I did not know you had an autoupdate script. That's a good point, I
>hadn't thought of that.
>Where is your autoupdate script for f-prot? I am running version 3.20
>Release 4 of MailScanner.
>The only file I found for f-prot is : /usr/local/f-prot/f-protwrapper

I haven't done one for F-Prot, I'm afraid. But if you take a look through
the Sophos or McAfee autoupdate scripts (which I did write) you will find
exactly how I do the locking.
Julian Field                Teaching Systems Manager
jkf at ecs.soton.ac.uk         Dept. of Electronics & Computer Science
Tel. 023 8059 2817          University of Southampton
                             Southampton SO17 1BJ

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