RES: McAfee Auto Update

Julian Field mailscanner at
Mon Jun 30 21:17:27 IST 2003

The update_virus_scanners script bins all the output as not many people
want a mail message from cron every hour of every day. It's a fairly simple
script, so you can always edit it and remove the redirection to /dev/null
if you like.

At 20:58 30/06/2003, you wrote:
>Just for curiosity. If I'm using the update_virus_scanners script, is there
>a way to know what the script did ??? (if its work fine some log, etc).
>I'm asking this because when I create a call to mcafee-autoupdate on my
>crontab, i've direct the output to a file (with >>) so I can access to see
>what's going on.
>Rodrigo Scarano
>Target Sistemas
>rscarano at
>-----Mensagem original-----
>De:     MailScanner mailing list [mailto:MAILSCANNER at] Em
>nome de
>Julian Field
>Enviada em:     Segunda-feira, 30 de Junho de 2003 16:31
>Assunto:        Re: McAfee Auto Update
>Wouldn't it just be easier to move update_virus_scanners from the
>cron.hourly directory to the cron.daily directory?
>At 20:24 30/06/2003, you wrote:
> >Hello Julian,
> >
> >I have MailScanner installed on may Linux working with McAfee only.
> >
> >To avoid auto-update to run every hour, i've disable the script
> >update_virus_scanners on my cron.hourly and create a call to
> >mcafee-autoupdate script on may crontab file to run every day at 01:00am.
> >I've been checked every day and there seems to be no problem on the
> >mcafee-autoupdate script.
> >I just want to confirm if you see any problem with that configuration.
> >
> >Thanks.
> >
> >
> >
> >Rodrigo Scarano
> >Target Sistemas
> >
> >rscarano at
>Julian Field
>Professional Support Services at
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