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Re: [Clamav-users] Problem Running Freshclam

From: Török Edwin <edwintorok_at_nospam>
Date: Mon Mar 31 2008 - 13:00:46 GMT
To: ClamAV users ML <clamav-users@lists.clamav.net>


Kaplan, Andrew H. wrote:
> Hi there -
>
>
>
> I was checking the logs of one of our servers, and I discovered the automated
> freshclam process failed
>
> to update the virus definitions. I checked on the mirror-problem page, and went
> through the motions of
>
> renaming the mirrors.dat file, and manually running the freshclam utility with
> the -v option. A new files
>
> was created, and a diff command indicated there was no difference between the
> new and original version
>
> of the file. Even after I had done that, the error output appeared on-screen. An
> excerpt of the output is
>
> shown below:
>
>
>
> Querying current.cvd.clamav.net
>
> WARNING: Can't query current.cvd.clamav.net
>
> WARNING: Invalid DNS reply. Falling back to HTTP mode.
>

What is the output of this:
host -t TXT current.cvd.clamav.net

> Assuming modification time in the past
>
> If-Modified-Since: Mon, 27 Dec 2004 03:52:10 GMT
>
> Reading CVD header (main.cvd): ERROR: Can't get information about
> database.clamav.net: Temporary DNS error
>
> WARNING: Can't read main.cvd header from database.clamav.net (IP: )
>

Can you ping database.clamav.net?
And what is the output of host database.clamav.net

Best regards,
--Edwin



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