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Someone should post this to the wiki and/or FAQ as it comes up rather often. The following is from an earlier post of mine on the subject. Others have indicated that they are using CVSNT with realtime scan on servers that are lightly loaded with no problems. From the posts I believe most of the bad behavior would happen on heavily loaded servers only. Since it seems the directory exclusion works reasonably well, that would likely be a good meeting ground. IMHO AV scanning has gone totally overboard--files are scanned on the client, on the way to the server, on the server HDD, every time someone opens it by the server AND the client... Too much effort in redundancy, not enough in consistency. I don't believe anyone is working with the AV vendors to seek resolution. IIRC, Tony has indicated it is more a problem with the way NT handles some of the file I/O calls, specifically that some are not atomic and locks remain after the handle is closed. Others please embellish / correct as needed. >>>> I have ours set up to ignore all the CVS directories, and that seems to work OK but my CVS server is very lightly used at the moment. We are using Norton AV corp ed. 7.60.926 with File System Realtime prot enables but "Exclude selected files and folders" with "Check file for exclusions before scanning" and all the CVS repository & temp directories excluded. Note without the "check file for exclusion before scanning" NAV would *still* scan the files... it just wouldn't block/log/fix anything. <<<< Glen Starrett -----Original Message----- From: cvsnt-bounces at cvsnt.org [mailto:cvsnt-bounces at cvsnt.org]On Behalf Of Lawson.Reed Sent: Thursday, June 26, 2003 3:08 PM To: cvsnt at cvsnt.org cvsnt downloads at march-hare.com @CVSNT on Twitter CVSNT on Facebook Subject: [cvsnt] Latest on Virus Scan? Hi, I know that earlier this year, there was talk of Virus scanners causing CVSNT to corrupt files (or was it the Virus Scanner corrupting files?) What is the latest on this? Any progress with those guys? Is it just Norton, or is it McAfee too? Reason I ask is because we are about to go live here with CVSNT on Win2003 Server and I know our very paranoid IS department here is going to Freak Out when I tell them that we can't run the Virus Scanner on this server. They will probably just put their foot down and say "No". (and it didn't help that I just contracted this stupid Sobig.e at mm worm that is going around) Thanks. __________________________________ Reed Lawson IGT Firmware Engineering (775) 448-0755 _______________________________________________ cvsnt mailing list cvsnt at cvsnt.org cvsnt downloads at march-hare.com @CVSNT on Twitter CVSNT on Facebook http://www.cvsnt.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/cvsnt https://www.march-hare.com/cvspro/en.asp#downcvs