auto updating sophos IDEs

Steve Thomas lists at STHOMAS.NET
Tue Feb 17 18:32:57 GMT 2004

On Tue, Feb 17, 2004 at 05:54:47PM -0000, Robert Harpham is rumored to have said:
> i know some people on here use sophos and i was wundering how you keep it uptodate? i have it installed on mylinux box but right now i have to download the IDEs my self from there site. i read the docs to find a auto update command for sophos but no joy.!
> i found one here
> but does any one have a better one?

I wrote one that processes the e-mails that Sophos sends when a new IDE file is released. The only advantages of using it over the others mentioned are that it doesn't hit the Sophos website unnecessarily (only when there's an update, as opposed to every hour or whatever) and you typically get protected against new bugs a little faster.

"I think there is a world market for maybe five computers."
- Thomas Watson (1874-1956), Chairman of IBM, 1943

More information about the MailScanner mailing list