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dave.nerd at gmail

Aug 28, 2010, 7:01 AM

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automatic file submission

Hello,

I'd like to add the ability to let end users automatically upload
suspicious files from a GUI interface. I have two questions about
this:

1. Do you have any objections with this kind of functionality? I
can't imagine there would be too many submissions as a result as the
GUI is for Linux, but there are a decent number of users in general.

2. If there are no objections, is there anything you'd like me to add
to the required website fields (name, email address, etc)? I could
automate those to identify as the GUI, or ensure the user fills those
in and understands not to submit more than 2 per day (for example).

Or, if there are objections, there is an api for Virustotal, and that
way you wouldn't deal as directly with this.

The quick, standalone version (non-GUI) is here:
http://clamtk.sf.net/submit.pl.html .

Thanks in advance,
Dave M
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tkojm at clamav

Sep 1, 2010, 2:27 AM

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Re: automatic file submission [In reply to]

On Sat, 28 Aug 2010 09:01:34 -0500 Dave M <dave.nerd [at] gmail> wrote:
> Hello,
>
> I'd like to add the ability to let end users automatically upload
> suspicious files from a GUI interface. I have two questions about
> this:
>
> 1. Do you have any objections with this kind of functionality? I
> can't imagine there would be too many submissions as a result as the
> GUI is for Linux, but there are a decent number of users in general.

Hi Dave,

please hard code some limits (eg. max 5 submissions per day). This will
help in case there's a bug in your app and it starts submitting all
files from a user's hard drive instead of selected ones ;-)

> 2. If there are no objections, is there anything you'd like me to add
> to the required website fields (name, email address, etc)? I could
> automate those to identify as the GUI, or ensure the user fills those
> in and understands not to submit more than 2 per day (for example).

The name/e-mail address is a must be. The user should also be able to
provide a description which is very welcome and (very important!) be
able to mark the file either as 'not detected' or 'false positive',

Thanks,

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dave.nerd at gmail

Sep 1, 2010, 7:01 PM

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Re: automatic file submission [In reply to]

On Wed, Sep 1, 2010 at 4:27 AM, Tomasz Kojm <tkojm [at] clamav> wrote:
> On Sat, 28 Aug 2010 09:01:34 -0500 Dave M <dave.nerd [at] gmail> wrote:
>> Hello,
>>
>> I'd like to add the ability to let end users automatically upload
>> suspicious files from a GUI interface. I have two questions about
>> this:
>>
>> 1. Do you have any objections with this kind of functionality? I
>> can't imagine there would be too many submissions as a result as the
>> GUI is for Linux, but there are a decent number of users in general.
>
> Hi Dave,
>
> please hard code some limits (eg. max 5 submissions per day). This will
> help in case there's a bug in your app and it starts submitting all
> files from a user's hard drive instead of selected ones ;-)
>
>> 2. If there are no objections, is there anything you'd like me to add
>> to the required website fields (name, email address, etc)? I could
>> automate those to identify as the GUI, or ensure the user fills those
>> in and understands not to submit more than 2 per day (for example).
>
> The name/e-mail address is a must be. The user should also be able to
> provide a description which is very welcome and (very important!) be
> able to mark the file either as 'not detected' or 'false positive',
>
Will do. And thanks!

Dave M
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luca at clamav

Sep 14, 2010, 9:17 AM

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Re: automatic file submission [In reply to]

Hello Dave,

sorry for the late reply.

> > I'd like to add the ability to let end users automatically upload
> > suspicious files from a GUI interface. I have two questions about
> > this:
> please hard code some limits (eg. max 5 submissions per day). This will
> help in case there's a bug in your app and it starts submitting all
> files from a user's hard drive instead of selected ones ;-)

also please use a User-Agent that will help us to identify these kind of
submissions. Something like Programname/Automatic_Submission

Thanks,

Best regards

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dave.nerd at gmail

Sep 14, 2010, 9:20 AM

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Re: automatic file submission [In reply to]

On Tue, Sep 14, 2010 at 11:17 AM, Luca Gibelli <luca [at] clamav> wrote:
> Hello Dave,
>
> sorry for the late reply.
>
>> > I'd like to add the ability to let end users automatically upload
>> > suspicious files from a GUI interface.  I have two questions about
>> > this:
>> please hard code some limits (eg. max 5 submissions per day). This will
>> help in case there's a bug in your app and it starts submitting all
>> files from a user's hard drive instead of selected ones ;-)
>
> also please use a User-Agent that will help us to identify these kind of
> submissions. Something like Programname/Automatic_Submission
>
Easy enough! Thank you again.

Dave M
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