[clamav-users] Restriction of downloads

Joel Esler (jesler) jesler at cisco.com
Sun Mar 7 00:32:10 UTC 2021


ClamAV community-

I’m very sorry that it has come to where we are at with the current restrictions around downloading of virus definitions.

If you are receiving a 403 or a 1020 error when attempting to download, please use Freshclam, and make sure that version of Freshclam is not an eol’ed version. (You must be running something higher than 0.100). If you are fully up to date, and you are still receiving one of the above error codes, you’re specifically blocked for abuse of the system, please feel free to write me with your external IP so I can guide you in the correct direction.

If you are receiving a 429 from your downloads, your downloading too fast and too much and you have hit the rate limit. If you don’t think you are, please feel free to write me with your external IP so I can guide you in the correct direction.

If you are using Qnap, I believe the issue is, you’re running an EOL version, please give Qnap feedback to update. They are about 4 years behind.

Again, I know this is a headache, but, unfortunately it has come to this.  I’m constantly experimenting with allowing more downloads to the system while restricting the abusers.  Unfortunately the majority of the abuse is in cloud service providers.  Amazon AWS, Azure, Google cloud computing and Oracle’s hosting systems.

A few bad apples have ruined the basket and we’ve had to implement emergency measures.  We are working with Cloudflare as well, and already have updates to Freshclam planned. We are preparing a blog post and an updated download script to replace the one on the site, if you are unable to use freshclam.  (You should use Freshclam though, for real.)

I’ve been working on this problem for about three days straight, so please bear with me. Again, apologies for inconvenience.

—
Joel Esler
The guy putting in the time to try snd solve this
Sent from my  iPhone
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