[clamav-users] ClamAV virus database not downloaded: No permission ?!

Al Varnell alvarnell at mac.com
Tue May 17 05:13:00 EDT 2016


Your main.cvd file should start with:

ClamAV-VDB:16 Mar 2016 23-17 +0000:57:4218790:60:06386

If it doesn’t then your original download is corrupt and will need to be re-downloaded.

-Al-

On Mon, May 16, 2016 at 02:33 AM, Zvi Kave wrote:
> 
> Yes. Usually I got a lot of messages like this:
> ClamAV update process started at Sat Apr 30 03:00:50 2016
> Reading CVD header (main.cvd): Trying again in 5 secs...
> ClamAV update process started at Sat Apr 30 03:00:57 2016
> Reading CVD header (main.cvd): Trying again in 5 secs...
> ClamAV update process started at Sat Apr 30 03:01:02 2016
> ClamAV update process started at Sat Apr 30 03:01:19 2016
> Reading CVD header (main.cvd): Trying again in 5 secs...
> ClamAV update process started at Sat Apr 30 03:01:25 2016
> 
> Zvi
> 
> On 16/05/2016 11:30, Al Varnell wrote:
>> Is there some reason you are not using freshclam to do this initially and thereafter to download incremental updates?
>> 
>> Sent from Janet's iPad
>> 
>> -Al-
>> 
>> On May 16, 2016, at 1:29 AM, Zvi Kave<zvi.kave at razlee.com>  wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> 
>>> I am trying to download daily.cvd and main.cvd by curl command as follows:
>>> 
>>> curl  --data-binary -k"http://database.clamav.net/daily.cvd"  -G -o daily.cvd
>>> 
>>> Most of the time, I get this text instead of the real *.cvd file:
>>> 
>>> <|DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//IETF//DTD HTML 2.0//EN">
>>> <html><head>
>>> <title>403 Forbidden</title>
>>> </head><body>
>>> <h1>Forbidden</h1>
>>> <p>You don't have permission to access /daily.cvd
>>> on this server.<br />
>>> </p>
>>> <hr>
>>> <address>Apache/2.4.20 (Unix) OpenSSL/1.0.2g Server at <a href="mailto:webmaster at omroep.nl">database.clamav.net</a> Port 80</addresss>
>>> </body></html>
>>> 
>>> But randomly I get the real cvd file!?
>>> 
>>> Can someone help me in this weird issue?
>>> 
>>> Regards,
>>> 
>>> Zvi
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> 
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-Al-
-- 
Al Varnell
Mountain View, CA




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