Community Feed URL Consolidation

Currently our synchronization routines for the Greenbone Community Feed (GCF) use two URLs for RSYNC: feed.openvas.org and feed.community.greenbone.net. We are in the process to unify all sync scripts to only use the latter and shut down the URL feed.openvas.org and its RSYNC service.

The service at feed.community.greenbone.net was moved to a much stronger network connection to cope with the growing number of sync calls from the community. Another reason is to avoid confusion about who is responsible for providing and delivering the GCF. It is the company Greenbone Networks.

The RSYNC service feed.openvas.org will be shut down September 30th 2020.

In case you use Greenbone Security Manager (GSM)

The commercial appliances are not affected.

In case you use Greenbone Community Edition (GCE)

After the deadline named above, any GCE older than 6.0.7 will not be able to update the feed anymore. We highly recommend that you switch to version 6.0.7 or newer.

In case you use Greenbone Source Edition (GSE)

By this date you need to update your GSE setup either with latest releases (GVM 11: openvas 7.0.1 and gvmd 9.0.1; GVM 10: openvas-scanner 6.0.2 and gvmd 8.0.2) or by simply patching the new URL into the sync routines greenbone-nvt-sync, greenbone-scap-sync and greenbone-cert-sync like this:

In case you are behind a strict firewall

In case you have configured your firewall to allow connections to the feed service, you might need to adjust it as well. The IP address of new service will change as well: 2a0e:6b40:20:106:20c:29ff:fe67:cbb5 or 45.135.106.142

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