[clamav-win32] Re: w32.clamav.net

Nigel Horne njh at bandsman.co.uk
Wed Sep 20 15:39:35 CEST 2006

Ignasi Prat wrote:
> Hi Nigel.
> Testing 2006-09-18 build I encountered three things that I think I 
> should mention:
> 1) Freshclam still gives always "WARNING: Invalid DNS reply. Falling 
> back to HTTP mode." I assume you are still working on the dns patch for 
> freshclam.

Mark has sent a fix to his patch which I'll test and upload ASAP.
> 2) Clamd and clamscan always claim database is older than 7 days when 
> freshclam does not update database (because it is up to date) just after 
> a fresh install. This is not a problem, just a cosmetic issue that is 
> automatically solved the first time freshclam needs to update database. 
> In my case I just deleted files in data and called freshclam and after 
> that all was fine.

That's because I don't always put the latest signatures in to the
distribution file.

> 3) Clamd is never notified by freshclam, because it claims: [WARNING: 
> Clamd was NOT notified: Can't find or parse configuration file "C:\Prog
> ram]. In readme says this message means daily and main are not in 
> documents and settings ¿? what relation has this which clamd being 
> notified ?

That is a bug in freshclam. The bug is not Windows specific.

> Good job Nigel, freshclam --daemon works fine here :D

Thanks ;-)


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