Smoothwall Update issue solved
Regular readers will remember I asked a few Q's a while back about smoothwall not seeing the latest update page, therefore not being able to upload the latest updates as it wouldn't recognize them.
Essentially I had Smoothwall 2.0 with updates 1 - 4 installed, but then got an error message saying
"could not download the available updates list"
so even though I downloaded the updates to my windows machine I couldnt upload them to smoothwall as it wouldnt recognize them.
I asked here, the official smoothwall forum and other forums but to no avail.
However I found the problem and am now sharing it with you.
My ISP used to offer a local dial-in number for my connection but then added a national number which I changed to. Nothing appeared to have changed I could still use the net OK except that my smoothwall box decided it couldnt see the update page. I tried everything I could think of to remedy it on the gui but no go.
However I found I still had the configuration for the other local number saved so I switched back and lo and behold it was able to see the update page again. I dont know why my smoothwall box did this, maybe someone else can explain.
So if you changed ISP or dial-in number just be aware of this problem.