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  • #2228

    Gene Elin
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    There is no information on setting scan depth.  All I see is Minus 1.

    What if I want to scan down 3 domains on my server.  What number do I use??

    3?  -3?    I cant find anything about this.

    #2230

    Anti-Malware Admin
    Key Master

    Scan Depth is the number of sub-directories to drill down into (as it says below that field “how far to drill down”), it has nothing to do with how many domains you have. It also says “-1 is infinite depth”, which is the default and recommended setting. Setting this to any positive number would restrict the scan from digging down into any sub-directory below that number from the level that the scan starts in. You should only change this setting from the default -1 if there is some specific reason that you don’t want the scan to hunt too deeply into all the sub-directories in your scan path.

    #2231

    Gene Elin
    Member

    Ok…but do I use Plus or Minus numbers?   If I count the subdirectories in a domain — lets say 20…….what number to I put in the scan depth?  20?  -20?

    #2232

    Anti-Malware Admin
    Key Master

    I think you still don’t understand me. So the simplest solution is to listen and trust what I said before:
    “You should only change this setting from the default -1 if there is some specific reason that you don’t want the scan to hunt too deeply into all the sub-directories in your scan path.”

    In other word, trust the default setting of -1 and don’t change it!

    If you want to understand this setting more then I will reiterate the same point that I already made which already answered all of these question:

    Question: do I use Plus or Minus numbers?
    Answer (already given): “-1 is infinite depth”, but… Setting this to any POSITIVE number would restrict the scan from digging down into any sub-directory below that number. Again, don’t do this, just leave it on -1, but I say this again to help you understand the meaning of this setting.

    Important: DEPTH has nothing to do with the number of domains that you have!!!
    20 domain DOES NOT EQUAL 20 sub-directory of depth!!!

    To understand directory hierarchy and the particular depth of every sub-directory on your server you need to think about the filesystem it terms of folder and sub-folder, not in any way related to what DOMAINS your have on that server.

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