Virus Update Scripts with Timeouts

John Wilcock john at TRADOC.FR
Fri Jul 11 12:26:08 IST 2003

On Thu, 10 Jul 2003 19:28:37 -0400, Gerry Doris wrote:
> I have modified the two update scripts to add a timeout (default=15sec).
> If the script has not completed the connection to the download site before
> the timeout the script is aborted and MailScanner is given back control.

I've tried these new scripts here on a redhat 9 box - they work fine
if called directly from a shell prompt, but for some reason don't log
the usual updated / does not need updating information to the syslog
when called from Julian's cron.hourly script. Any ideas? 


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