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

Dennis Peterson dennispe at inetnw.com
Wed Jul 4 14:44:44 EDT 2018

It would be a mistake to think everyone is using freshclam to dl signatures. The 
system needs to accommodate that.


On 7/4/18 10:08 AM, G.W. Haywood wrote:
> Hi Joel,
> FWIW I believe we've had no problems at all with mirrors since March
> 2018, when I responded to a post on 23rd March by Orion Poplawski, who
> saw a few timeouts.  We also saw a very few timeouts in mid-late March.
> On Wed, 4 Jul 2018, Joel Esler wrote:
>> ... It's the people that are downloading the *same* diff 1000x an
>> hour that are the problem.
> That sounds like probable cause.  I'd drop 'em in the TARPIT.
> Could freshclam not be made to respect e.g. "304 NOT MODIFIED"?
> (That doesn't mean I wouldn't still drop abusers in the pit.:)

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