F-prot auto updates ...

Raymond Dijkxhoorn raymond at PROLOCATION.NET
Wed Jul 9 18:45:07 IST 2003


> > Should there not be an timeout built into the update process to ensure
> > this does not happen?

> I just looked at the /usr/lib/MailScanner/f-prot-autoupdate script and I
> believe there is a built in timeout.  Julian is using wget to download the
> f-prot files and is allowing 3 tries.  If the download isn't successful he
> calls a bailout routine and exits.
> If the timeout is too much then I suppose the easiest way to reduce it
> would be to lower/remove the retries.

The timout is 3 tries, but there was a 'ok' connection, it was just damn
slow :) So it took some time to complete. Like .001 kbps ...


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