Download from failed

Knutzen, Heinz (DZ-SH) Heinz.Knutzen at DZSH.DE
Wed Nov 27 12:23:44 GMT 2002


since yesterday I get error messages from the f-prot-autoupdate script:
        F-Prot signature file update script
        There is a new version of SIGN.DEF, starting download.
        Download from failed, exiting., Bad file descriptor at /usr/lib/MailScanner/f-prot-autoupdate line 297, <TEMPFILE> line 2.

There are 3 problems:

The download server in the output of

Presumably, this has changed recently from a http:// to a ftp:// server.
Our server reaches the internet via a squid proxy server.
Hence, we have a line
        $HttpProxy  = 'x.x.x.x:3128';
in our f-prot-autoupdate.
But this isn't used for ftp:// downloads.
I have solved this by adding a similar $FtpProxy variable
which is used to set the appropriate environment variable:
        $ENV{'ftp_proxy'} = $FtpProxy if $FtpProxy;

f-prot-autoupdate uses a
        $FallbackServer = '';
This doesn't work either.

The error message is bad:
        Bad file descriptor ...
This script should simply exit and shouldn't try to read from a non existing file.
Even better, the script should give some hint, for what reason the get command failed.

Viele Grüße

-- Heinz Knutzen

Datenzentrale Schleswig-Holstein
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