f-prot-autoupdate not working

Julian Field mailscanner at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Mon Jul 28 11:06:27 IST 2003

Response from Frisk this morning, they claim to have fixed it now.

>Dear Sir or Madam,
>Thank you for your mail.
>We apologize for the inconvenience. There was an error on our server
>regarding the latest virus signature files.
>This has now been fixed and the update process should now be back to normal.

At 16:12 26/07/2003, you wrote:
>At 15:58 26/07/2003, you wrote:
>>Something seems wrong with the f-prot-autoupdate. All I get is
>They have screwed up the signature checksums file. The checksum for
>SIGN.DEF has had a "x" added at the front of it. This breaks the update
>procedure as it thinks the checksum is wrong (which it is).
>I can take 2 options:
>1) Ignore the invalid checksum, thereby potentially installing a totally
>broken SIGN.DEF file resulting in a complete failure of scanning
>2) Refuse to install the downloaded SIGN.DEF file due to the bad checksum,
>which means that the updates don't happen totally correctly until F-Prot
>get their checksum file fixed.
>Dangerously, in my opinion, F-Prot themselves take option 1.
>I prefer to take option 2, as it fails a lot more gently. If they can make
>a mistake in the checksums file, they can make mistakes in the SIGN.DEF
>file. I don't want to completely break scanning due to a vendor screw-up.
>I have submitted a tech support query raising this issue with F-Prot
>already, hopefully they will fix it on Monday.
>>FTP address for retrieving files is ftp://us-2.updates.f-prot.com/pub/
>>F-Prot signature file update script
>>There is a new version of SIGN.DEF, starting download.
>>Download completed.
>>Could not find correct version of SIGN.DEF, exiting,
>>Did they screw something up?
>>   JP
>Julian Field
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Julian Field
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