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Re: Warning during Clamav virus update



On Wed February 8 2006 08:11, bclark wrote:
> Rick Friedman wrote:
> > I have a cron job which updates the Clamav virus database (using
> > freshclam) 4 times a day (every 6 hours). This has been working fine for
> > a long time now.
> >
> > However, for the last 24 hours (possibly a little longer), each time an
> > update attempt is made, the following warning messages are found in the
> > log:
> >
> > WARNING: DNS record is older than 3 hours.
> > WARNING: Invalid DNS reply. Falling back to HTTP mode.
> >
> > It doesn't seem as though the daily.cvd file is being updated.
> >
> > Anyone have any ideas what is happening?
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Rick
>
> What version of Clam are you running.
> Also clearly it is a DNS issue, you running any caching nameservers, and
> have you done a dig on the url where you get the updates from.

The version of clamav I'm using is 0.88-4. It is the latest version in sid. 
Normally, I would think this was the reason for the problem. However, the 
version of clamav hasn't been updated for a few days and my problems started 
in the last 24 hours or so.

No, I am not running a caching nameserver. When I do a dig on the url I get 
the following:

dig db.us.clamav.net

; <<>> DiG 9.3.2 <<>> db.us.clamav.net
;; global options:  printcmd
;; Got answer:
;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 14863
;; flags: qr rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 5, AUTHORITY: 5, ADDITIONAL: 5

;; QUESTION SECTION:
;db.us.clamav.net.              IN      A

;; ANSWER SECTION:
db.us.clamav.net.       5       IN      A       206.154.202.213
db.us.clamav.net.       5       IN      A       206.154.203.13
db.us.clamav.net.       5       IN      A       207.201.202.73
db.us.clamav.net.       5       IN      A       209.204.175.217
db.us.clamav.net.       5       IN      A       216.24.174.245

;; AUTHORITY SECTION:
clamav.net.             319     IN      NS      ns2.clamav.net.
clamav.net.             319     IN      NS      ns3.clamav.net.
clamav.net.             319     IN      NS      ns4.clamav.net.
clamav.net.             319     IN      NS      ns5.clamav.net.
clamav.net.             319     IN      NS      ns1.clamav.net.

;; ADDITIONAL SECTION:
ns1.clamav.net.         76411   IN      A       69.61.68.204
ns2.clamav.net.         76411   IN      A       63.166.28.2
ns3.clamav.net.         76411   IN      A       195.70.36.141
ns4.clamav.net.         76411   IN      A       80.69.69.69
ns5.clamav.net.         76411   IN      A       213.92.8.2

;; Query time: 54 msec
;; SERVER: 141.155.0.68#53(141.155.0.68)
;; WHEN: Wed Feb  8 08:29:26 2006
;; MSG SIZE  rcvd: 284

I am still at a loss.

Rick
-- 
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