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

Reindl Harald h.reindl at thelounge.net
Mon Jul 2 13:17:32 EDT 2018



Am 02.07.2018 um 19:07 schrieb Brian Morrison:
> On Mon, 2 Jul 2018 10:26:34 +0200
> Reindl Harald wrote:
> 
>> Am 02.07.2018 um 08:44 schrieb Bill Maidment:
>>> Maybe these are dumb questions; if so, please ignore.
>>> But doesn't it make more sense to update all the mirrors first,
>>> before changing the DNS? Is there some mechanism to do it that way
>>> round?  
>>
>> i wonder why all the linux distributions with update mirrors don't
>> need that DNS theatre to start with....
> 
> Because the rate of updates is much less frequent, the more often you
> need to check the higher the mirror load becomes. Much of this load is
> telling people that there is no newer version...

says who?

on a typical setup freshclam is running once or twice *daily* while a
webserver these days can spit out the same small static txt file many
thousands of times per seond with zero load



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