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Re: [Clamav-users] Memory usage for clamd is huge

From: Ben <jultus_at_nospam>
Date: Sun Mar 30 2008 - 02:33:37 GMT
To: "ClamAV users ML" <clamav-users@lists.clamav.net>


On Sat, Mar 29, 2008 at 8:08 PM, Randal Hicks <rhicks41@tampabay.rr.com> wrote:
> On Mar 29, 2008, at 12:34 PM, Ben wrote:...
> > Virus scanning is not even that important on this server, my users
> > would never be sending viruses,

> This is a dangerous assumption.
> Conceivably, your users would never /intentionally/ send viruses...

No, I know my mailserver stats, which clearly support that assumption. ;-) You don't know my users. I do. Very well. None of them use Outlook(Express) or Internet Explorer, even. Many don't even use Windows, ever. Also, they're not stupid or drugged. In general, my experience (as a sysadmin) is that stupidity is at fault with virus outbreaks, not what software or OS people use, just plain stupidity, ignorance, laziness causes them to do what they do. The users of my mailserver are in a totally different category.

Ben



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