[clamav-users] Downloading CVD files manually..

Joel Esler (jesler) jesler at cisco.com
Sun Mar 7 00:17:50 UTC 2021


Correct.  Wget is restricted. I wrote that in my email. 

So if you upgrade your version of freshclam/ClamAV, you should be good.  Please see our blog post made back in the beginning of February. 

Sent from my  iPhone

> On Mar 6, 2021, at 16:10, Paul Smith via clamav-users <clamav-users at lists.clamav.net> wrote:
> 
> OK, I've seen the rate limiting post, and that's understandable.
> 
> We're running an (old) version of Freshclam every hour, and that's just started failing with '403 Forbidden' errors. I guess we'll need to update to a more recent version, which is OK, but not trivial in our case so may take us a few days to implement properly. (It needs doing, so I'm not too bothered by having to do it, but it'd be nice to have a workaround until that can be done).
> 
> So, I thought we'd run a private mirror using the instructions here: https://www.clamav.net/documents/private-local-mirrors as then we wouldn't have any issues with rate limiting, and would help by reducing the load on your servers, etc.
> 
> Unfortunately, those don't work any more, because "wget http://database.clamav.net/main.cvd" also fails with a 403 Forbidden error. I've tried from multiple PCs on multiple networks, and it always fails.
> 
> (Note that we're not getting a 429, so we're not being rate limited, just blocked totally)
> 
> So, your request in your rate limiting post of "2. Consider setting up a local mirror on your network" is seemingly impossible to do.
> 
> Is there any new trick to setting up a local mirror?
> 
> (PS - also, on my PC, 'wget' fails, but Chrome can download the updates absolutely fine, so it's not blocking my IP address, just the use of wget)
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