Things have changed a lot since Thomasz and Lucia were bearing the brunt of support, but other things change slowly.


On 12/15/18 10:32 AM, Gene Heskett wrote:
On Saturday 15 December 2018 10:58:12 Micah Snyder (micasnyd) wrote:

I was actually wondering about this part too.  You would need quite a
few machines downstream of your local mirror to make up the difference
switching from cdiffs for each machine to CVD's, at least given the
current size of daily.cvd.  It probably is about time for us to fold
daily into main, and start fresh with a smaller daily.

I do want to say, since I'm not sure I've said it before, thank-you to
everyone who is making an effort to reduce bandwidth usage.  Despite
being a part of a huge corporation - we are an open source project
that doesn't have a subscription service or anything to make money for
the company.  As a result, we have very limited funds year to year and
your efforts do make a difference.  Thanks!

NP Micah. I am a firm believer in TANSTAAFL, and have wondered why you
haven't gone to small annual fee to help pay for the bandwidth, but
since A, its working flawlessly here, and B, its free, I only have my
freshclam looking for updates 4x a day. So I am a very light load
compared to some I've read saying they are updating at 30 minute
intervals. Since it appears my ISP is also blocking stuff, I could go
down to a daily check. Clamscan of incoming mail, my main usage here,
has only resulted in a .25 megabyte viri/quarantine file in around 90
days. Thats more than good enough for the girls I go with.

Anyone, corporate or private, that is tapping your servers 48x a day, is
flat out abusing the system IMNSHO. Thank you Micah and Cisco, for this
service, I appreciate it.
On Dec 15, 2018, at 10:14 AM, J.R.
<<>> wrote:

Third... Have you done a cost-benefit analysis? I know you said you
wanted to help reduce bandwidth, but when you are downloading the
entire daily.cvd file each time there is an update, that's currently a
little over 50MB each update. I downloaded the last 10 cdiff files and
they look to average about 15k... So by that math (I'm still drinking
my coffee this morning, so I could be wildly wrong)... You would need
to have over 3,333 machines to be saving any bandwidth...

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