Download from failed

Julian Field mailscanner at
Wed Nov 27 14:36:57 GMT 2002

Can you mail me the latest version of their (or whatever 
their script is called that does the updates) so that I can get my 
autoupdate script to match please?

At 12:23 27/11/2002, you wrote:
>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
>Altenholzer Str. 10-14, 24161 Altenholz, Germany
>mailto:heinz.knutzen at
>Tel: +49.431.3295.581 Fax: +49.431.3295.410

Julian Field                Teaching Systems Manager
jkf at         Dept. of Electronics & Computer Science
Tel. 023 8059 2817          University of Southampton
                             Southampton SO17 1BJ

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