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

Matus UHLAR - fantomas uhlar at fantomas.sk
Tue Jul 3 03:14:31 EDT 2018

>> 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 out-of-date or is it DNS?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.

>Am 02.07.2018 um 13:22 schrieb Brian Morrison:
>> 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...

On 02.07.18 13:27, Reindl Harald wrote:
>it's not rocket science to have a metafile on the mirror which inicates
>the latest available version,

because it's much easier, faster and effective </irony> to connect to mirror
to check a metafile instead of checking single small DNS record.

> linux distributions doing that for decades
>and they have way larger metadata

that's exactly because they have way larger metadata. If their metadata was
as big as Clamav's, they'd use DNS too.

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