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can't DL, what freshclam port/protocol? update via http?
someguyanonymous


Joined: 27 Jul 2012
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I can't download updates, but I can ping the db.us.clamav.net and access it via http
what port /protocol does freshclam use , port 80 tcp?
is there a way I can download updates via http from my browser? where?
how do I go about debugging this, freshclam --debug isn't very diagnostic
ERROR: getpatch: Can't download daily-15115.cdiff from db.us.clamav.net

thanks

UPDATE: I TRIED http://database.clamav.net/daily.cvd AND IT WORKED, freshclam says I'm all up to date
will wait to see what happens to morrow
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GuitarBob


Joined: 09 Jul 2006
Posts: 4370
Location: USA
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Once in a while (not often), the ClamWin update will fail to work. The various Clam AV mirror sites all have to be syncronized before you can update, and if there is a recent update, it may take a while for the mirrors to synch. There can be other reasons why an update fails, but this is the most common one. All Clam AV virus signatures are prepared manually, and there is no regular update schedule. There does not seem to be any sigmaker who works full-time on Clam now. Some of the Sourcefire people work Clam signatures when their other duties permit, and there are a couple of open source sigmakers who work when they can. There will not be many updates on weekends (Friday thru Sunday), maybe none.

Here is some info on updates at http://www.clamav.net/lang/en/mirror-problem/ on the web.
More info (a little old maybe) on updates at http://www.gossamer-threads.com/lists/clamav/users/24251 on the web.
More info is at http://www.gossamer-threads.com/lists/clamav/users/50228 on the web.
Firewall tips at http://beginlinux.com/server/firewalls/creating-firewall-rules-with-freshclam on the web.

Regards,
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