[clamav-users] Freshclam failing

James Brown jlbrown at bordo.com.au
Wed Mar 11 19:04:41 EDT 2015


Freshclam keeps failing for me. I delete the Mirrors.dat file and try again. Sometime it works, sometimes it claims that all of the mirrors are not synchronised. 

This is the sort of thing I get running freshclam:

$ sudo freshclam
Password:
ClamAV update process started at Thu Mar 12 09:56:45 2015
main.cvd is up to date (version: 55, sigs: 2424225, f-level: 60, builder: neo)
WARNING: getfile: daily-20178.cdiff not found on remote server (IP: 193.1.193.64)
WARNING: getpatch: Can't download daily-20178.cdiff from db.AU.clamav.net
Trying host db.AU.clamav.net (117.104.160.194)...
WARNING: getfile: daily-20178.cdiff not found on remote server (IP: 117.104.160.194)
WARNING: getpatch: Can't download daily-20178.cdiff from db.AU.clamav.net
WARNING: getpatch: Can't download daily-20178.cdiff from db.AU.clamav.net
WARNING: Incremental update failed, trying to download daily.cvd
Downloading daily.cvd [100%]
WARNING: Mirror 117.104.160.194 is not synchronized.
Trying again in 5 secs...
ClamAV update process started at Thu Mar 12 09:56:56 2015
main.cvd is up to date (version: 55, sigs: 2424225, f-level: 60, builder: neo)
Trying host db.AU.clamav.net (193.1.193.64)...
WARNING: getfile: daily-20178.cdiff not found on remote server (IP: 193.1.193.64)
WARNING: getpatch: Can't download daily-20178.cdiff from db.AU.clamav.net
WARNING: getpatch: Can't download daily-20178.cdiff from db.AU.clamav.net
WARNING: getpatch: Can't download daily-20178.cdiff from db.AU.clamav.net
WARNING: Incremental update failed, trying to download daily.cvd
Downloading daily.cvd [100%]
WARNING: Mirror 117.104.160.194 is not synchronized.
Trying again in 5 secs...
ClamAV update process started at Thu Mar 12 09:57:04 2015
main.cvd is up to date (version: 55, sigs: 2424225, f-level: 60, builder: neo)
Trying host db.AU.clamav.net (193.1.193.64)...
WARNING: getfile: daily-20178.cdiff not found on remote server (IP: 193.1.193.64)
WARNING: getpatch: Can't download daily-20178.cdiff from db.AU.clamav.net
WARNING: getpatch: Can't download daily-20178.cdiff from db.AU.clamav.net
ERROR: getpatch: Can't download daily-20178.cdiff from db.AU.clamav.net
WARNING: Incremental update failed, trying to download daily.cvd
Downloading daily.cvd [100%]
WARNING: Mirror 117.104.160.194 is not synchronized.
Giving up on db.AU.clamav.net...
ClamAV update process started at Thu Mar 12 09:57:06 2015
main.cvd is up to date (version: 55, sigs: 2424225, f-level: 60, builder: neo)
Trying host database.clamav.net (193.1.193.64)...
WARNING: getfile: daily-20178.cdiff not found on remote server (IP: 193.1.193.64)
WARNING: getpatch: Can't download daily-20178.cdiff from database.clamav.net
WARNING: getpatch: Can't download daily-20178.cdiff from database.clamav.net
ERROR: getpatch: Can't download daily-20178.cdiff from database.clamav.net
WARNING: Incremental update failed, trying to download daily.cvd
Downloading daily.cvd [100%]
WARNING: Mirror 117.104.160.194 is not synchronized.
Giving up on database.clamav.net...
Update failed. Your network may be down or none of the mirrors listed in /usr/local/etc/freshclam.conf is working. Check http://www.clamav.net/doc/mirrors-faq.html for possible reasons.

Is it just the Australian mirrors that are the problem? Should I get my country to be somewhere else?

They are very unreliable - obviously running with outdated signatures is not good!

Any suggestions? 

Shouldn’t it try another server when db.AU.clamav.net <http://db.au.clamav.net/> fails? Looks like in the above example it keeps trying 193.1.193.64 and 117.104.160.194.

Thanks,

James.


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