Sophos autoupdate error

Spicer, Kevin Kevin.Spicer at BMRB.CO.UK
Mon Jan 20 08:07:08 GMT 2003

> Lynx failed with error return 1
> , Bad file descriptor at /usr/local/Sophos/bin/autoupdate line 83.
That error usually occurs when sophos-autoupdate fails to get a zipfile of IDE's from the web.  If you're getting this every time the autoupdate is called then check...

- Your Sophos version is up to date (they only supply IDE's for the last 3 monthly releases) - I'd recommend grabbing the latest off the web (you get three months life rather than two months from the CD releases)
- You MailScanner machine can access the sophos web site (lynx )

I've occasionally had this happen intermittently due to things like proxy server being down, sophos's site being down or slow to respond etc.

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