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Re: eicar.com installer in Debian, and pre-upload interface to ftpmaster

Bernd Eckenfels wrote:
> On Sat, Jul 05, 2003 at 10:14:10AM +0200, Thomas Viehmann wrote:
>>Debugging anti-virus software should be done by the maintainers thereof.
>>Why would a user need this?

> i used it many times, for example to find out which archives are checked and
> which not. In fact I even already wrote bugs for AV scan software because it
> did not recognized eicar signature inside archives, which where announced.
> #155485 is such an example.

So, how much of the debugging work was downloading the signature file?

> Thomas, actually I wonder if you talk about Linux or Debian, or if you
> confuse this with commercial windows packages, which can only be debugged by
> their vendor.

Oh, I thought the advantage of open source was that you could debug by other
means than just testing. Indeed, one could claim that the eicar test file is
needed particulary when you don't have access to the source.

Relly, I'd not make a package of single HTML document for testing browsers'
rendering of tables (or whatever), either.



P.S.: I don't need CCs.

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