aum & automatic updates

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aum & automatic updates

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Hello,

we're using aum with a valid rules subscription. The documents mention that aum updates the rules automatically. How is this done? Has anything to be done that rules are refreshed every x hours? For now I ran aum -uf (-u did not update the rules after a change in config file) but do I need to put this in cron myself - or is there another mechanism that does the automatic updates?

Thanks in advance,
Sebastian
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Re: aum & automatic updates

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Yes, its automatic. You dont need to set anything up. By default will check hourly.
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Re: aum & automatic updates

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Michael, unfortunately something does not work as expected. I installed aum on our Debian 8 instance and everything seems to work, yet the automatic updates don't.

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xxxx@xxxx:/var/asl/updates# ll
insgesamt 2624
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 669734 Okt 14 00:08 modsec-201510131655.tar.bz2
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 669698 Okt 15 13:23 modsec-201510141116.tar.bz2
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 670698 Okt 19 15:26 modsec-201510161200.tar.bz2
only shows the last update from manually running aum -u.
After running aum -u there's a new file in /var/asl/updates from today.

I redid aum configure, but the updates aren't running every hour. Do I need to put something in cron.hourly for this manually maybe?

Best,
Sebastian
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