Command line cmd to trigger ip update?

  • Hello,
        What is the cmd line command to just do an ip update?

    Thank you

    My dnsbl list is very large, and takes the internet down ( resolve dns ) for several minutes when it updates, so I have that scheduled to run in the middle of the night.  However, I wanted to run the ipv4 update hourly, without the dnsbl update.  I am thinking if I knew the command to just do the ipv4 update, this would be achievable.  I can see in the ui it is possible to trigger just a ip reload, so I think just ip update should be possible.  I intend to take the cmd line call and stick it in a new cron job.

  • Did you try to set the Update Frequency of your DNSBL tables to "Once a day"

    And the Cron start hour in the middle of the night?

  • Actually I am having difficulties with the cron settings, very similar to this person (drewsaur):
    unfortunately it was decided he did not have a bug and ignored :(

    I get the same error, only ever updates at 1:30.  Played around with it a bit, and it seems the only field that takes is the minute field "pfb_min" it ignores the rest.  The cron settings solution you indicated is a good idea, but seems unlikely to work because of the above error.  Unlike drewsaur, having it only update at 1:30 am was not really a problem for me.  Rather then try and fix a messed up cron thing, I figured it would be easier just to add a new job for what I wanted.

    . . .

    I dug through the pfblockerng_update.php to find the command, it it looks like its not command line at all per say, but sending a call to pfblockerng.php, which in turn calls sync_package_pfblockerng.  Not familiar with bsd or package manager so will continue down the rabbit hole when I have time.

    sync_package_pfblockerng is not a package manager call at all I guess, it is defined in, which is executing .php to do the update.  A neat way to do it.

    answering my original question:

    commands for pfblocker can be executed with:
    /usr/local/bin/php /usr/local/www/pfblockerng/pfblockerng.php [put your option here]
    ex: /usr/local/bin/php /usr/local/www/pfblockerng/pfblockerng.php update

    the options for [put your option here] are defined in the /usr/local/www/pfblockerng/pfblockerng.php file in a switch statement.  None of them achieve the objective of my original question.

    My personal solution was to add a new option by editing pfblockerng.php &  This is a grade A hack job, but if anyone is interested inquire and I will post the details.