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

Joel Esler (jesler) jesler at cisco.com
Wed Jul 4 15:10:58 EDT 2018

I did block a couple people after I wrote that email.  Probably about 10 in all. All the worst offenders. (The person in China attempting to download daily-1.diff every two seconds.) 

But I did notice some interesting patterns.  Like the same host downloading the same definitions over and over again.  

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> On Jul 4, 2018, at 13:08, G.W. Haywood <clamav at jubileegroup.co.uk> 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.:)
> -- 
> 73,
> Ged.
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