On Mon, 2008-04-14 at 09:27 -0400, Bowie Bailey wrote:
> Karsten Bräckelmann 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 there
> > 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, especially
> > 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.

Of course you are right. However, given the rather short OP as you
still can see above, I silently assumed he is not using the Sought
rules, and asking about the stock SA updates anyway. Also, if he
actually would use Sought, he probably would not have to ask in the
first place.

> http://wiki.apache.org/spamassassin/SoughtRules
> 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.

And this is a useful bit of advice that can not be repeated often


char *t="\10pse\0r\0dtu\0.@ghno\x4e\xc8\x79\xf4\xab\x51\x8a \x10\xf4\xf4\xc4";
main(){ char h,m=h=*t++,*x=t+2*h,c,i,l=*x,s=0; for (i=0;i (c=*++x); c&128 && (s+=h); if (!(h>>=1)||!t[s+h]){ putchar(t[s]);h=m;s=0; }}}