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Re: [Snort-users] Recent errors on and how you can help

From: Jason Haar <Jason.Haar_at_nospam>
Date: Tue May 19 2009 - 21:43:47 GMT
To: Mike Guiterman <>

I think you guys should take a leaf out of the clamAV product (which you own!) and invent an official update daemon (like freshclam). As with clamAV, use DNS (with short-but-non-zero TTLs) to notify the daemon of version numbers, and the damn daemons can happily check every minute if they wish - it won't trigger downloads until there is something new to download.

No point in reinventing the wheel here... -- Cheers Jason Haar Information Security Manager, Trimble Navigation Ltd. Phone: +64 3 9635 377 Fax: +64 3 9635 417 PGP Fingerprint: 7A2E 0407 C9A6 CAF6 2B9F 8422 C063 5EBB FE1D 66D1 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Crystal Reports - New Free Runtime and 30 Day Trial Check out the new simplified licensing option that enables unlimited royalty-free distribution of the report engine for externally facing server and web deployment. _______________________________________________ Snort-users mailing list Go to this URL to change user options or unsubscribe: Snort-users list archive: