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Anric01
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Error receiving latest version since updating to 7.4.3

We Use a software called Nagios for reporting and we have a custom made script that would search the following xml:

https://support.fortinet.com/rss/firmware.xml

 

It would look for anything with "FortiOS" and pull out the versions.

the script would then loop through and check the version of the forti and compare it to the results

if it was the same version, it would tell me its up to date, it it was lower than whats in the xml it would report an update, anyhting else would throw an error.

 

Since going to 7.4.3 on our Fortis, This is no longer working as it is not equal to the latest version or below the latest version it throws the error.

It is now throwing the error because according to the xml, there are only the following FortiOS:

 

7.0.15

7.2.8

6.0.18

 

Seeing as 7.4.3 is higher than any of these it  throws the error.

 

Is this Feed going to be updated?

was this updated recently to remove a version?

is there somewhere else better to pull the latest versions out?

 

Thanks

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mpapisetty
Staff
Staff

The XML only lists the releases that came out in the last 3 months. The intent of the XML is for the RSS feed to spit out whenever there is a new release is out. 7.4.3 came out on 7th Feb which is past the 3-month window and hence it doesn't show up.  

 

One way to handle the situation is to have the script trigger only when the RSS Feed has an update and check if there is a more recent version available compared to your device current version. That way, you would have to do a periodic lookup and try to find releases from the list. This new approach, in my opinion, would be optimised and accurate. 

 

Regards,

Manoj

-M

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mpapisetty
Staff
Staff

The XML only lists the releases that came out in the last 3 months. The intent of the XML is for the RSS feed to spit out whenever there is a new release is out. 7.4.3 came out on 7th Feb which is past the 3-month window and hence it doesn't show up.  

 

One way to handle the situation is to have the script trigger only when the RSS Feed has an update and check if there is a more recent version available compared to your device current version. That way, you would have to do a periodic lookup and try to find releases from the list. This new approach, in my opinion, would be optimised and accurate. 

 

Regards,

Manoj

-M
Anric01

Thanks you, 

 

This makes sense, and why its only just started happening. 

was not aware of the 3 month max

 

 

Will look at re-writing scripts

 

Thanks

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