f-prot autoupdate

Kevin Spicer kevins at BMRB.CO.UK
Fri May 2 18:29:47 IST 2003

You could always use something like fmirror to mirror the update files
onto your machine & then get the update script to pick them up from

On Fri, 2003-05-02 at 18:03, Brad White wrote:

It gets stuck connecting to the ftp site.  If I try by hand I connect,
but it sometimes takes hours(I'm not kidding) to get the login prompt.
Are there any US based f-prot mirror servers?  I have the same problem
if I go to f-prot's web site and try to download definition files from


-----Original Message-----
From: Julian Field [mailto:mailscanner at ECS.SOTON.AC.UK]
Sent: Friday, May 02, 2003 9:55 AM
Subject: Re: f-prot autoupdate

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

>Ive noticed a problem with the f-prot autoupdate script.  For some
>this script often takes forever to download the updates.  I must have
>connectivity to the f-prot servers.  When the autoupdate script is
>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
>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

Try contacting them by hand and see what happens.

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