[clamav-users] We STILL cannot reliably get virus updates (since new mirrors)

Reindl Harald h.reindl at thelounge.net
Mon Jul 2 07:27:23 EDT 2018

Am 02.07.2018 um 13:22 schrieb Brian Morrison:
> On Mon, 02 Jul 2018 04:02:58 -0700
> Al Varnell wrote:
>> Does the evidence available infivsyr that it's the mirrors that are
>> out-of-date or is it DNS? Everything I've seen shows that they are
>> not in sync, but I'm not sure which get's updated first.
> It should not matter if the mirrors are ahead of DNS, they will simply
> provide the latest version for download.
> The problem is when a given set of mirrors are not available for a
> particular requester, eventually you completely run out of mirrors and
> no updates happen at all. There should be fall backs to prevent this...

there should be no DNS at all

it's not rocket science to have a metafile on the mirror which inicates
the latest available version, linux distributions doing that for decades
and they have way larger metadata

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