f-prot autoupdate

Julian Field mailscanner at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Fri May 2 17:55:10 IST 2003

At 17:26 02/05/2003, you wrote:

>Ive noticed a problem with the f-prot autoupdate script.  For some reason
>this script often takes forever to download the updates.  I must have poor
>connectivity to the f-prot servers.  When the autoupdate script is fired
>off and waiting, and waiting, and waiting&MailScanner stops processing
>mail.  Mail just piles up in /var/spool/mqueue.in.  As soon as I kill the
>autoupdate script mail starts being processed again.

To start with, it contacts http://updates.f-prot.com.
If that fails or times out, it drops back to trying ftp://ftp.f-prot.com/pub/.

Try contacting them by hand and see what happens.

You can always scatter "print" statements throughout the important bits of
the script to see exactly where it gets stuck.
Julian Field
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