autoupdate confusion?

Kevin Spicer kevins at BMRB.CO.UK
Fri Oct 31 17:58:02 GMT 2003

On Fri, 2003-10-31 at 17:05, Jim Flowers wrote:

>So what is the official method and have I missed where this is all

You run update_virus_scanners as an hourly cron job (twice daily is way
too infrequent), this calls the appropriate autoupdate script.  In most
cases the autoupdate script is a wrapper to the virus scanners own
update mechanism (certainly true in the case of clam) which also creates
a lock which prevents MailScanner trying to scan mail whilst the update
is in progress.

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