McAfee autoupdate - Do I need to stop mailscanner first?
jkf at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Thu Mar 7 19:29:18 GMT 2002
At 18:35 07/03/2002, you wrote:
>Is it okay to run the autoupdate script for McAfee (included with the
>MailScanner 3.11.1 tarball) while Mailscanner is running? Or should
>Mailscanner be stopped first?
Download the latest version as there is a lockfile fix specifically to
address a slight problem with this.
But the answer is "it is quite safe to run autoupdate while MailScanner is
running", as there is a lockfile shared between the 2 processes to ensure
that only one is accessing the DAT files at a time.
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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