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

Reindl Harald h.reindl at thelounge.net
Thu Sep 29 19:40:30 EDT 2016

Am 30.09.2016 um 01:20 schrieb SCOTT PACKARD:
> Some of us clamav users are behind rather substantial proxies and can't pull them easily.
> It's nice to have a place to download them.  Just FYI.

sorry, but in that case these problems needs to be solved with the fools 
of admins (or that admins replaced) responsible for only one part of the 
infrastructure, blocking anything for security reasons and then at the 
same time blocking update sof security software which is just pervert

> -----Original Message-----
> From: clamav-users [mailto:clamav-users-bounces at lists.clamav.net] On Behalf Of Joel Esler (jesler)
> Sent: Thursday, September 29, 2016 3:23 PM
> To: ClamAV users ML <clamav-users at lists.clamav.net>
> Subject: Re: [clamav-users] Feature request: show checksums of virus databases on the clamav.net website
> 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
> Manager
> Talos Group
> http://www.talosintelligence.com
> 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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