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From Leo Donahue <>
Subject [OT] Apache Tomcat7 service start randomly after the installation of McAfee antivirus
Date Thu, 03 Jul 2014 20:39:17 GMT
On Thu, Jul 3, 2014 at 4:22 AM, André Warnier <> wrote:

> Leo Donahue wrote:
>> On Wed, Jul 2, 2014 at 2:33 AM, André Warnier <> wrote:
>>  Blachon, Philippe wrote:
>>> Why would one run a virus scanner permanently on a Tomcat server ?
>> Does the OP work in the government?  My former employer had virus scanning
>> software on every server.  You couldn't get a server image without it.
>> The answer to that question is really based on policy, if he works in
>> government.  Eventually, that server has the potential for getting a virus
>> somehow from something or someone, and someone has to answer the question:
>> "why wasn't there virus scanning software on the server?"
> Leo, I understand what you're saying above.
> But if one extrapolates that logic, then at some point the whole IT
> infrastructure and the whole Internet would grind to a halt, as only the
> POTUS would be allowed to upload anything onto a computer.
All sarcasm aside, I agree with you.  Some LAN administrators I've worked
with would applaud your statement though.

And I'll go one step further and add that not only in some local government
agencies you get virus scanners on servers, but you also get those system
scanners that monitor every single thing that happens on the server
(something related to the sun and wind)  It really bogs things down.

And it gets worse than that.  Sometimes you have eager admins who say:  "I
see that this vm is only utilizing x % of the system resources, I'll either
degrade the existing resources provisioned on that server or maybe I'll
install something on it not related to the intent of that server."

All of that stuff makes troubleshooting problems so much harder.

At least his scheduled tasks are working.


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