[clamav-users] Feature request: show checksums of virus databases on the clamav.net website

Joel Esler (jesler) jesler at cisco.com
Thu Sep 29 18:22:32 EDT 2016

We really don’t want people downloading the cvd’s through the browser directly on the website.  We really want to encourage people to use Freshclam to do this.

Joel Esler
Talos Group

On Sep 29, 2016, at 12:21 PM, Alexey Salmin <alexey.salmin at gmail.com<mailto:alexey.salmin at gmail.com>> wrote:

Sorry if this had been proposed before, nothing showed up in my search.

I suggest to display checksums (MD5, SHA or both) on the website next
to CVD download links on the www.clamav.net/downloads<http://www.clamav.net/downloads> page. This will
provide a user with:
1) A simple way to check if files were updated since the last
download. It takes time to fetch the main.cvd. I realize that this
should be possible with a custom HTTP query but it's not convenient in
case you're simply using a browser to get the file.
2) A quick and a standard way to validate the integrity of the file,
without going into CVD internals and digital signatures.

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