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mrrjames

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update ant-virus data
« on: May 24, 2005, 08:57:38 AM »
Does anybody know how to update the anti-virus data wit FTP. I have a SFTP server that has all ports closed except the FTP en SFTP ports. I know that mc-afee has this option but I've bought Avast server edition.

Please help because otherwise I must buy Mc-afee for my company.

Thanks for you answer.

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Re: update ant-virus data
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2005, 10:42:44 AM »
You can't access HTTP sites from the server? Is this an artificial limitation or a technical one?
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Re: update ant-virus data
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2005, 11:07:51 AM »
this is an artificial limitation and a technical one, because of securety in our DMZ. There is now way to create a HTTP connection only a FTP or SFTP.

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Re: update ant-virus data
« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2005, 11:53:48 AM »
Hmm... we don't host any content on ftp sites.

Can't it go via HTTP to the Internet or even other machines on the LAN?
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Re: update ant-virus data
« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2005, 12:03:29 PM »
It is possible to FTP to a lan-server on our LAN network.
The SFTP server is connected with the DMZ on the Firewall.  With this connection it possible to ftp to the LAN.

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Re: update ant-virus data
« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2005, 12:10:40 PM »
Unfortunately, without some crazy tweaking (like setting up a local HTTP mirror somewhere on the LAN and sharing its contents via ftp, so that a local HTTP mirror could be set up on the server), I don't see a way to solve this... :-(

Another way would be to download the vpsupd.exe (manual virus db update self-extract packages) to a machine on a LAN, sharing them via ftp and then having them executed on the server by a scheduler...
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Re: update ant-virus data
« Reply #6 on: May 24, 2005, 12:39:46 PM »
Thanks, for your reply, i can do something with it. So Avast will stay.

Many thanks for you sollutions.

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Re: update ant-virus data
« Reply #7 on: May 24, 2005, 01:06:06 PM »
The second solution is certainly much easier to implement than the first one.
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