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 184.108.40.206 db.us.clamav.net. 5 IN A 220.127.116.11 db.us.clamav.net. 5 IN A 18.104.22.168 db.us.clamav.net. 5 IN A 22.214.171.124 db.us.clamav.net. 5 IN A 126.96.36.199 ;; 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 188.8.131.52 ns2.clamav.net. 76411 IN A 184.108.40.206 ns3.clamav.net. 76411 IN A 220.127.116.11 ns4.clamav.net. 76411 IN A 18.104.22.168 ns5.clamav.net. 76411 IN A 22.214.171.124 ;; Query time: 54 msec ;; SERVER: 126.96.36.199#53(188.8.131.52) ;; WHEN: Wed Feb 8 08:29:26 2006 ;; MSG SIZE rcvd: 284 I am still at a loss. Rick -- Rick's Law: What cannot be imagined will be accomplished by a fool.
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