I wonder if the file size changed when Joel regenerated the daily.cvd fileĀ  (or I had in unexplainable file size error). I still use all the technology but no longer for big dot coms. The patched files are larger because they have a lot of unneeded bits in them.


On 12/12/18 7:43 AM, Paul Kosinski wrote:
The daily.cvd is still less than half as big as main.cvd:

   -rw-r--r-- 1 clamav clamav 117892267 Jun  7  2017 main.cvd
   -rw-r--r-- 1 clamav clamav  53147013 Dec 11 14:03 daily.cvd

but indeed using the cdiffs could save bandwidth.

I never tried using cdiffs since the FAQ said "Let freshclam download
the *.cvd files", and I wasn't sure if "scripted update" would actually
create a proper cvd for both local mirroring *and* HAVP. Also, I
figured that we were already saving lots of bandwidth by doing local
mirroring instead of N separate freshclam external downloads.

P.S. After retirement there is less pressure, but the technology I deal
with daily (for my own purposes, rather than for pay) doesn't seem to
get any simpler.

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