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Old 03-22-2004, 10:47 PM   #1
jspaceman
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Clam Anti-Virus database down?


I'm curious if database.clamav.net is down? All during the day today, whenever I try to run freshclam, I keep getting the following message in my clamav log:

Quote:
ClamAV update process started at Mon Mar 22 22:30:01 2004
ERROR: Can't get information about database.clamav.net host.
ERROR: Connection with database.clamav.net (IP: ???) failed.
Trying again...
ClamAV update process started at Mon Mar 22 22:31:18 2004
ERROR: Can't get information about database.clamav.net host.
ERROR: Connection with database.clamav.net (IP: ???) failed.
Trying again...
When I try to ping database.clamav.net I get
Quote:
ping: unknown host: database.clamav.net
Anyone else experiencing this? Or is the problem at my end?
 
Old 03-22-2004, 11:27 PM   #2
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It's up. They made a DNS change today that made the DNS packet go from UDP to TCP (due to size). You may want to ensure your firewall rules are setup appropriately.

--jeremy
 
Old 03-23-2004, 12:50 AM   #3
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Originally posted by jeremy
It's up. They made a DNS change today that made the DNS packet go from UDP to TCP (due to size). You may want to ensure your firewall rules are setup appropriately.

--jeremy
I'm not sure I understand. I have freshclam set up in my crontab, so that it automatically updates the virus definitions once a day. Freshclam uses the config file /etc/freshclam.conf I believe, but I don't see anything in there about UDP or TCP. And the only firewall I have running is a Netgear firewall router which doesn't run linux.

Last edited by jspaceman; 03-23-2004 at 12:51 AM.
 
Old 03-23-2004, 03:53 AM   #4
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Nevermind, I think I fixed it. I changed the nameserver section in /etc/resolv.conf from:

Code:
nameserver 192.168.0.1
which is the IP of my firewall router, to:
Code:
nameserver 24.153.23.66
which is one of my ISP's DNS servers.
 
  


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