Threat shield cron job error


Just received an error form cron today (two times in 20 minutes).

From: “(Cron Daemon)”

Subject: Cron root@mattlabs sleep $(( ( RANDOM % 60 ) )); /usr/share/nethserver-blacklist/download

Date: 23 April 2020 at 15:23:13 CEST


[ERROR] Can’t update blacklist repository: fetch failed

Can’t see anything particular in the messages log.

I tried to download the GitHub list manually (through cockpit) : no problem.

Except this everything is working correctly. It is impressive how effective it is : 4632 threats blocked today :-o

Might be a side effect of Github is down, what are you doing?

Your error timing might match these (having in mind UTC/CEST difference):


Oh ! Didn’t know. Microsoft IT guys have begun their work.

Still the subject of the mail looks weird, but that’s cosmetic.


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I also have similar cron errors (on all machines) in different time distances :

“sleep $(( ( RANDOM % 60 ) )); /usr/share/nethserver-blacklist/download ipsets”
“[ERROR] Can’t update blacklist repository: fetch failed”

Should the Github service be unreachable so many times?
Or could this be an other problem?

Regards yummiweb


/usr/share/nethserver-blacklist/download ipsets --debug

to see what it happens