FreeBSD 6 - update_virus_scanners weirdness
mailscanner at yeticomputers.com
Sun Mar 19 18:48:50 GMT 2006
This is a freshly built server, starting from a minimal FreeBSD 6.0
install. I installed MailScanner from ports after manually downloading
MailScanner-install-4.51.6-1.tar.gz and fixing up the port to reflect
the newer version of the file.
If update_virus_scanners (or even update_virus_scanners.cron) is run
manually (as root), everything works fine. If either is launched as a
cron job (as root), the f-prot autoupdater fails with the error:
"Updates download from http://updates.f-prot.com failed. Suspect server
could not be reached," The f-prot-autoupdate script also works fine if
run directly. I installed the systutils/rc_subr port since
update_virus_scanners.cron used it. Also installed are clamav and
bitdefender, and their updates seem to work fine from the cron job. I
disabled the ipfilter firewall for testing, but the problem still
occurs. There is no proxy server. MailScanner is working great, as always.
Anyone have an idea what's happening here?
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