Sophos stuff

Jeff A. Earickson jaearick at COLBY.EDU
Thu Nov 6 12:09:42 GMT 2003

  I am running 3.75a with MS 4.24-5, Solaris 9.  Everything seems to be
working fine for me, auto-updates are working for me.

Jeff Earickson

On Thu, 6 Nov 2003, Martin Sapsed wrote:

> Date: Thu, 6 Nov 2003 11:02:06 +0000
> From: Martin Sapsed <m.sapsed at BANGOR.AC.UK>
> Reply-To: MailScanner mailing list <MAILSCANNER at JISCMAIL.AC.UK>
> Subject: Sophos stuff
> Hi all,
> 3 Sophos items to mention here.
> 1. Presume all Sophos users noticed in their Support news:
> Sophos Anti-Virus customers using all Mac, Linux and Unix platforms are
> advised that in some circumstances they may experience severe
> performance problems with version 3.75. This version is on the November
> CD and will arrive at customer offices from 1 November.
> The performance problems are related to the scanning of certain types of
> Adobe Acrobat files (.PDF) when embedded in HTML files. These
> performance problems are resolved in Sophos Anti-Virus version 3.75a,
> currently available for download from the Downloads and updates section.
>      * Sophos recommends that all Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac, Linux and
> Unix customers, who use Adobe Acrobat files (.PDF), do not install
> version 3.75 from the CD.
> Customers using these platforms should download and install version
> 3.75a from the Sophos web site.
> 2. The resultant vdl file vdl-3.75a.dat breaks autoupdate - I presume
> it's looking for a ? Would this have worked if I had the
> new beta of MailScanner? Creating a link in the lib directory called
> vdl-375.dat permitted autoupdate to work again.
> 3. I offered and was accepted for the beta of a new version of
> Enterprise Manager which will allegedly be able to automatically update
> *ix copies of Sophos. Will let you know how I get on...
> Cheers,
> Martin
> --
> Martin Sapsed
> Information Services               "Who do you say I am?"
> University of Wales, Bangor             Jesus of Nazareth

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