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Wed May 7 14:34:04 IST 2003
Brad White <brad at LTINETWORKS.COM> wrote:
>I've noticed a problem with the f-prot autoupdate script. For some
>reason this script often takes forever to download the updates. I must
>have poor connectivity to the f-prot servers. When the autoupdate
>script is fired off and waiting, and waiting, and waiting...MailScanner
>stops processing mail. Mail just piles up in /var/spool/mqueue.in. As
>soon as I kill the autoupdate script mail starts being processed again.
My version of the McAfee autoupdate script has a staging mechanism
so that the data files can be downloaded and tested without affecting
the live setup -- it doesn't require an interlock so connectivity
problems to the FTP site won't stop email flowing.
Perhaps you could use it as a basis for an improved f-prot script.
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