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tdmomega
Level 9

DAT file version Script

This is way off the wall, but I thought I would post it anyway.  Does anyone know a good way to read the DAT file version and date from either the ePO server or from McAfee's website, so it can be displayed in a web page for my end users?  Just curious if anyone else is doing this.

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rmetzger
Level 14

Re: DAT file version Script

tdmomega wrote:

This is way off the wall, but I thought I would post it anyway.  Does anyone know a good way to read the DAT file version and date from either the ePO server or from McAfee's website, so it can be displayed in a web page for my end users?  Just curious if anyone else is doing this.

I have answered this question in the recent past.

see: http://community.mcafee.com/message/116179#116179

This method uses McAfee's download center to get the 'current' DAT version information from the file gdeltaavv.ini.

@echo off

::  Basic Batch file for downloading the latest sdat
::  This   script requires Windows 2000 or above.
::  Also, cURL.exe in 32 bit  or 64 bit, depending on your system
::  see http://curl.haxx.se/ for more  information.
::  see http://curl.haxx.se/docs/manpage.html
::      for command line parameter use.
::  see http://curl.haxx.se/docs/adv_20100209.html for
::    a security advisory.
::
::  This script is   not intended to be complete or without flaws.
::  Use at Your Own   Risk. No error recovery or checking is placed
::  within this script   and any problems are your responsibility.
::
::  I ACCEPT NO  RESPONSIBILITY OR LIABILTY OF ANY KIND.
::
::  This script is  intended to be a starting point for those who
::  would like to   expand on the idea of automating the download
::  of files where  only  a manual process already exists.
::
::  If McAfee does not  wish  this code to be disclosed,
::  Please remove.
::
::   Please  note, this in Not intended to be run more than once
::  per  day, as  these files are large, and this costs McAfee
::  substantially for  misuse. Also, the SDAT files are not
::  intended for every day use,  as McAfee supports ePO to handle
::  daily  administration tasks.
::
::   Additionally, your rights to  download files from McAfee's
::  sites  are your responsibility and  in no way do I condone or
::  suggest or  even hint that these  downloads are legal.
::  Please seek legal  counsel.


::  Basic Strategy:
::  1. download gdeltaavv.ini
::  2.  parse gdeltaavv.ini for current sdat version
::  3. download current   sdat file.

:1 Download gdeltaavv.ini
    echo  cURL.exe -K cURL.cfg http://update.nai.com/products/commonupdater/gdeltaavv.ini -o gdeltaavv.ini
    cURL.exe -K cURL.cfg http://update.nai.com/products/commonupdater/gdeltaavv.ini -o gdeltaavv.ini
    echo.

:2 Parse gdeltaavv.ini
    for /F "usebackq skip=2 delims==  tokens=1,2*" %%m in (`Find /I "CurrentVersion" gdeltaavv.ini`) do set  Curr=%%n
    echo  CurrentVersion=%Curr%
    echo.

:3 Download current sdat executable
    echo  cURL.exe -K  cURL.cfg -C - http://download.nai.com/products/licensed/superdat/english/intel/sdat%Curr%.exe -o sdat%Curr%.exe
    cURL.exe -K cURL.cfg -C - http://download.nai.com/products/licensed/superdat/english/intel/sdat%Curr%.exe -o sdat%Curr%.exe

goto Exit

::
::  cURL statements above reference cURL.cfg.
:: 
::   Create a file called cURL.cfg using the the text below,
::  or add  the single dash parameters to the cURL commands above.

:

:Exit

# -L/--location
#      (HTTP/HTTPS) If the  server reports that  the  requested
#      page  has  a  different   location  (indicated  with the
#      header line LocationSmiley Happy this  flag will let curl  attempt
#      to reattempt the get on the new place. If used together
#      with -i or -I, headers from all  requested pages will be
#      shown.  If  this  flag is used when  making a HTTP POST,
#      curl will automatically switch to GET  after the initial
#      POST has been done.
#        ex. (First URL is reporting to second URL)
#          http://download.nai.com/products/DatFiles/4.x/NAI/epo4540dat
#          http://speedownload.nai.com/products/DatFiles/4.x/NAI/epo4540dat
--location

# --remote-time recover Date and Timestamp from remote site if  available
# --remote-time writes the time to the file specified in -o parm
--remote-time

# --retry <num>   Retry request <num> times if transient problems occur
# --retry-delay <seconds> When retrying, wait  this many seconds between each
# --retry-max-time <seconds>  Retry only within this period
--retry 3
--retry-delay 3

This technique uses cURL but wget could be used as well. The choice is yours.

Hope this helps.

Ron Metzger

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