Karsten Br=E4ckelmann wrote:
> On Sat, 2008-04-12 at 12:44 -0400, Grant Peel wrote:
> > Just wondering how often people reccomend runing sa-update ?

> As often as you like [1]. It's just a DNS query, really cheap if =

> is no update. However...
> (a) Generally, there is just one update a day, if at all. Thus,
> checking hourly won't gain you much.
> (b) Updates tend to be more frequent after new SA releases, =

> minor updates (from 3.1.x to 3.2.0), not that much for micro version
> updates (3.2.x). At this point, there haven't been any updates in,
> err... weeks.
> guenther
> [1] http://wiki.apache.org/spamassassin/RuleUpdates

It depends on which rules you are updating. If you are updating the
base rules and SARE rules, once a week or so is plenty. If you are
using Justin's Sought rules, they are updated every 4 hours, so you
should check more frequently...say every 4 hours.


Just don't do the check on the hour. Put a random number in cron for
the minute so everyone doesn't slam the servers at exactly X:00.