[clamav-users] Continuous increase of startup time (is daily.cld broken?)

G.W. Haywood clamav at jubileegroup.co.uk
Tue Oct 8 05:28:08 EDT 2019

Hi there,

On Mon, 7 Oct 2019, Joel Esler (jesler) wrote:

> Gotta keep detection around for “old” stuff.
> First of all, who defines old?  ...

You don't see many DOS packages nowadays, but they are still around.

Over thirty years ago, I wrote a package for product warehousing and
distribution in C and C++.  Invoicing, purchasing, credit control,
stock control, reporting, all the usual day-to-day business stuff.

It's a multi-user system.  It runs on MS-DOS (and FreeDOS, and yes, I
know they're not multi-user systems but one day my mother had an idea,
which, if you didn't also need multi-tasking, and admittedly after I'd
worked on it for a little while, turned out to be a rather good one.:)

Anyway, it's still in use today, and still on DOS, turning over some
millions of pounds per annum.  It's never been compromised, although
it does now also run on Linux which I find a little scary.  If there's
no network stack you have a lot less to worry about - but not nothing.



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