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From Randy Layman <randy.lay...@aswethink.com>
Subject RE: PLEASE REMOVE THE VIRUS BEFORE MAILING THE LIST...
Date Tue, 29 Jan 2002 16:12:22 GMT

	The real problem with Virus scanners as an open source project is
two fold:
	1.  The virus writers can look at the source code and determine new
patterns that will be outside of the scanner's view (granted the script
kiddies won't be able to do this, but the more advanced virus writers would)
	2.  All of the existing virus developers have staffs and devote
resources to finding viruses before they become a problem.  In an open
source project a consistent effort to accomplish this would be difficult if
not impossible, making usage risky.  (Is it better to have a false sense of
hope or no sense of hope at all?)

	Randy

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mike Curwen [mailto:mikec@qunara.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, January 29, 2002 11:50 AM
> To: Tomcat Users List
> Subject: RE: PLEASE REMOVE THE VIRUS BEFORE MAILING THE LIST...
> 
> 
> So, is an open-source Anti-Virus project (perhaps at Jakarta)
> self-defeating?  ;)
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Randy Layman [mailto:randy.layman@aswethink.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, January 29, 2002 9:45 AM
> To: 'Tomcat Users List'
> Subject: RE: PLEASE REMOVE THE VIRUS BEFORE MAILING THE LIST...
> 
> 
> 
> 	I would like to point out that the virus was sent by 
> members of the
> list.  Would Virus filtering of the list be useful?  Yes.  Would it be
> cost-effective?  No.  (Since Jakarta has no real income to 
> spend on this).
> 
> 	Randy
> 
> 
> 
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