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

Reindl Harald h.reindl at thelounge.net
Wed Jul 4 11:32:44 EDT 2018

Am 04.07.2018 um 17:26 schrieb Paul Kosinski:
> Using DNS TXT records is great when they work, but a bandwidth disaster
> when they don't.
> I don't think Cloudflare per se is the problem -- I think having
> different computers serving the DNS vs the big files is the problem.
> Back in the old days of ClamAV, they probably were the same computers.

how when ICANN/IANA mandates two different nameserver from different IP
ranges for a domain (or in reality 3 but only 2 are enforced)

> On Tue, 3 Jul 2018 13:36:22 -0400 (EDT)
> "Christopher X. Candreva" <chris at westnet.com> wrote:
>> For everyone (or maybe the one) asking why the DNS system exists, as
>> the person who came up with the idea in the first place (or the idea
>> of stealing it from the DNSbls ) I thought I would provide a link to
>> the original discussion in which is was hashed out ( beaten to death)
>> back in 2004:
>> https://lists.gt.net/clamav/users/11106?do=post_view_threaded
>> I thought the math was in this thread, but at some point the actual
>> savings of being able to check for a new version with a UDP packet
>> over a TCP/http HEAD command was calculated, and it was a significant
>> amount of transfer, expensive at the time.
>> I have to admit I've wondered if Cloudflare and the other CDN's meant
>> it outlived it's usefullness, but it's a contribution I'm fairly
>> proud of.

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