mailscanner timeout on virus updates...?
dot at DOTAT.AT
Mon Jun 30 21:20:12 IST 2003
Julian Field <mailscanner at ECS.SOTON.AC.UK> wrote:
>It won't make it into the July release, but I could knock up a sample
>autoupdate script that wraps the update in a timeout. This is probably best
>placed in the global updater actually.
That worries me, since it may leave the virus scanner's database corrupted
if the update command times out partway through. When I rewrote the McAfee
one I got it to download the new data diles into a staging directory so
that it could work without interfering with MailScanner -- no problems
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