About LiveUpdate rule updates

Article:HOWTO59407  |  Created: 2011-10-04  |  Updated: 2011-10-04  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO59407
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About LiveUpdate rule updates

The file jlustats.xml is a self-explanatory file that provides information about the antivirus ruleset that is updated. You may want to view this file to verify rule status for stand-alone Scanners.

A single entry in the file appears as follows:

<RULEUPDATE ruletype="av" lastupdate="YYYY-MM-DDThh:mm:ss" 
lastupdate-status="STATUS" current-status="STATUS" 
last-modified-date=" YYYY-MM-DDThh:mm:ss" lastupdate-version="YYYY-MM-DD" 
lastupdate-revision="REVISION" lastupdate-package="PACKAGE" 
last-good-update=" YYYY-MM-DDThh:mm:ss" 
retries-since-last-good-update="THE NUMBER OF ATTEMPTS" />

The RULEUPDATE attributes are described as follows:

ruletype

Type of the rule that is updated.

lastupdate

The date and the time when the antivirus rule set was last downloaded. Date and time are given in UTC (Coordinated Universal Time).

lastupdate-status

Status of the last downloaded antivirus ruleset. A status can be In-progress, Success, Failed, or Waiting.

current-status

Status of the current antivirus ruleset download. A status can be In-progress, Success, Failed, or Waiting.

last-modified-date

The date when Symantec Security Response changed the ruleset. Date and time are given in UTC.

lastupdate-version

The version of the last downloaded antivirus ruleset. A version is the date when Symantec Security Response released the ruleset.

For example, lastupdate-version="2011-9-15"

lastupdate-revision

The revision of the last downloaded antivirus ruleset. A revision is the number of the ruleset version.

For example, lastupdate-revision="33"

lastupdate-package

The file name of the ruleset that was last downloaded.

last-good-update

The latest successfully downloaded antivirus ruleset.

retries-since-last-good-update

The number of attempts made to download the antivirus ruleset since last successful download.

See About updating virus definitions.


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