Problems with BitDefender updtaes ?
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Wed Mar 30 16:24:23 IST 2005
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Stephen Swaney wrote:
>steve.swaney at fsl.com
>>From: MailScanner mailing list [mailto:MAILSCANNER at JISCMAIL.AC.UK] On
>>Behalf Of Denis Beauchemin
>>Sent: Wednesday, March 30, 2005 9:31 AM
>>To: MAILSCANNER at JISCMAIL.AC.UK
>>Subject: Re: Problems with BitDefender updtaes ?
>>Michael H. Martel wrote:
>>>Is anyone else seeing problesm with the BitDefender updates ? This
>>>MailScanner issue per se, since it happens with :
>>>But it causes the cronjob (update_virus_scanners.cron) to hang and not
>>>update other av scanners.
>>Same problem here yesterday on one server (others were running OK). I
>>noticed it when I didn't get McAfee updated on one server while the 3
>>others did get updated.
>>Looks like their site is sometimes quite slow...
>I'm seeing the same thing on several systems. Their site is quite slow. I
>just killed a lot of bdc processes and then ran the update manually. It took
>a little over 10 minutes to finish.
>>Didn't Julian put some timeout validation in recent versions of MS? I
>>know it's not there in 4.34/4.35.
>As you probably know by now, Julian just posted an update to the BitDefender
>update script. I'm installing it but upping the timeout to 20 minutes based
>on what I just saw.
I have just changed the default value to 20 minutes, and it is now set
in a variable right at the top of the file so that it is easy to change.
To change it at the moment, look for the word "alarm" and you will find
it. Measured in seconds.
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