Get McAfee Superdat Files without SecureCast
Novell Cool Solutions: Trench
By Jan van de Voort
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Posted: 4 Mar 2003
I just wanted to share another way of getting superdat files from McAfee, since McAfee does not support SecureCast any more, and you have to get the superdat files yourself.
I created two simple files, one a configuration file and a batch file, which reads the content from the configuration file. Just schedule it on an NT/2000/98 machine with Scheduled Tasks and copy it to a NetWare volume. Of course you can then distribute it to other NetWare servers with things like cron.nlm and toolbox.
Here is the content of the batch file (mcafee.bat):
rem mcafee.bat. A batch file for downloading superdat files from McAfee rem drive c: rem folder rem This will be the download location cd c:\transfer rem remove old superdat files rem content of yes.txt is simply y, input as answer to the del command rem of the next line del c:\transfer\* <c:\winnt\yes.txt rem get superdat from mcafee rem see configuration file nai.ftp for details ftp -i -s:c:\winnt\nai.ftp rem Copy sdatxx.exe file to fixed file name xcopy c:\transfer\sdat*.exe c:\transfer\superdat.* rem Copy superdat file to NetWare server with e.g. t mapping rem use /b for binary copy, else copy will fail copy /b superdat.exe t:\transfer\antiviru rem end of batch file
And here is the content of the nai.ftp file:
open ftp.nai.com anonymous firstname.lastname@example.org cd pub\antivirus\datfiles\4.x lcd c:\transfer type binary hash mget sdat*.* bye
If you have any questions you may contact Jan at email@example.com
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