[cvsnt] Re:Running Norton Anti-Virus On the CVSNT Server

Tony Hoyle tmh at nodomain.org
Thu Dec 26 17:58:17 GMT 2002

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Gates, Donald T wrote:

 So, just so I'm clear on this, turning off the FRP protection on the
> Repository AND (more importantly it would seem) the TEMP directory that
> the CVSNT server writes to WILL NOT prevent this corruption from
> occurring?

I can't really say for sure, but I'm not making any guarantees.  When it
comes to the repository integrity I'm not prepared to support anything that
risks corruption.  It appears random - with the protection on you'll
probably get away with it 95% of the time (there have only been 3-4
confirmed reports of corruption in the last couple of years) but it's a
risk, and it would be irresponsible of me to not warn people.

> Also, what, if anything, does Symantec have to say about this? I would
> think that Microsoft would take a dim view of a major application like
> Anti-Virus corrupting the filesystem.

I tried contacting them and that haven't even bothered to reply.  That's
happened before - Symantec don't really care much unless you're going to
pay then lots of $$$ for a contract.

The the moment the *only* people who can do anything about this are Symantec
- they have the source code to NAV and can find out what's wrong.  However
it doesn't look like there's much hope of them doing anything, if their
past performance is anything to go by

For similar bugs affecting Visual Studio see:


Microsoft Exchange:

MS Access: 



Really I don't think Symantec are going to give a damn about cvsnt if they
can't get interoperability with Visual Studio right...


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