I would like to mirror the mcafee ftp dat site (ftp://ftp.nai.com/pub/antivirus/datfiles/4.x
so that the 2000 server (running netshield 4.5) and xp clients (running vshield 4.5.1 sp1) can update themselves without connecting to the net. We are a school and behind several firewalls.
On the server, the autoupdate program will connect, but fails when it gets the the last file. Also, this version can't mirror the ftp site (therefore, not much use for the clients).
The xp client does have a usefull mirror utiltiy, which works through the firewall. However, only works on XP, and i want it all to come from the server.
The answer should be simple: use a scheduled ftp program (e.g. ws_ftp, scriptftp) to connect to ftp.nai.com
and download the right folder then set the virus scan do update from my server. I've tried all sorts of configuration settings to setup the proxy, but with no luck. It must be possible, because the xp version of mcafee's software can do it. I can also access mcafee's site through internet explorer (but that can't be scripted - can it?).
p.s. ideally, the solution is free(!)