Missing GVM community feeds

Hi,

I have been trying to set up GVM in an EC2 box. Everything went well until I hit a major issue - the rsync server is not giving back the community feeds:

STDOUT:

Greenbone community feed server - http://feed.community.greenbone.net/
This service is hosted by Greenbone Networks - http://www.greenbone.net/

All transactions are logged.

If you have any questions, please use the Greenbone community portal. 
See https://community.greenbone.net for details.

By using this service you agree to our terms and conditions.

Only one sync per time, otherwise the source ip will be temporarily blocked.


@ERROR: Unknown module 'community'
rsync error: error starting client-server protocol (code 5) at main.c(1817) [Receiver=3.2.3]

Checking the list of files/directories on the sync server:

$ rsync -av --list-only rsync://45.135.106.143
Greenbone community feed server - http://feed.community.greenbone.net/
This service is hosted by Greenbone Networks - http://www.greenbone.net/

All transactions are logged.

If you have any questions, please use the Greenbone community portal. 
See https://community.greenbone.net for details.

By using this service you agree to our terms and conditions.

Only one sync per time, otherwise the source ip will be temporarily blocked.

data-objects   	Greenbone community data objects, see https://community.greenbone.net/
nvt-feed       	Greenbone community NVT feed, see https://community.greenbone.net/
scap-data      	Greenbone community SCAP data feed, see https://community.greenbone.net/
cert-data      	Greenbone community CERT data feed, see https://community.greenbone.net/

While on my local machine the output is:

$ rsync -av --list-only rsync://45.135.106.143                        
Greenbone community feed server - http://feed.community.greenbone.net/
This service is hosted by Greenbone Networks - http://www.greenbone.net/

All transactions are logged.

If you have any questions, please use the Greenbone community portal. 
See https://community.greenbone.net for details.

By using this service you agree to our terms and conditions.

Only one sync per time, otherwise the source ip will be temporarily blocked.

data-objects   	Greenbone community data objects, see https://community.greenbone.net/
nvt-feed       	Greenbone community NVT feed, see https://community.greenbone.net/
scap-data      	Greenbone community SCAP data feed, see https://community.greenbone.net/
cert-data      	Greenbone community CERT data feed, see https://community.greenbone.net/
community-legacy	Greenbone community legacy feed, see https://community.greenbone.net/
community      	Greenbone community feed, see https://community.greenbone.net/

The difference being the last 2 entries:

community-legacy	Greenbone community legacy feed, see https://community.greenbone.net/
community      	Greenbone community feed, see https://community.greenbone.net/

Could someone please help me understand why this inconsistency is there? I have been trying to understand it but it seems quite odd - just 2 entries are missing, others are there.

This EC2 instance is behind a VPN, Is that an issue? I am suspecting so because on another EC2 instance (not behind the VPN), the feeds work. But I am still curious to why this is the case.

Thanks a lot in advance!

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Having the exact same issue.
I was able to use the:

sudo -E -u gvm greenbone-nvt-sync

on 21.4, but now on 22.4, on vanilla Ubuntu 22.04, I am having this issue.
I suspected that the problem was in -E flag, so I have set up the proxy not to have to use the -E, but the issue remained without it as well, with:

sudo -u gvm greenbone-nvt-sync

And the same list is shown as GVM_User007 explains here. The exact same thing. Where are these modules loaded/edited? The whole setup is according to the official documentation on https://greenbone.github.io/docs/latest/22.4/source-build/index.html
Thanks

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If I try this, I get the same error:

sudo rsync -avrP rsync://feed.community.greenbone.net/community
Greenbone community feed server - http://feed.community.greenbone.net/
This service is hosted by Greenbone Networks - http://www.greenbone.net/

All transactions are logged.

If you have any questions, please use the Greenbone community portal. 
See https://community.greenbone.net for details.

By using this service you agree to our terms and conditions.

Only one sync per time, otherwise the source ip will be temporarily blocked.

@ERROR: Unknown module 'community'
rsync error: error starting client-server protocol (code 5) at main.c(1817) [Receiver=3.2.3]

P.S. @GVM_User007 How long does usually take for the staff to reply, do you know? Or are we in the wrong subject? I can’t believe we are the only two users with this issue. This is the official latest build made through the official guide, as I mentioned in the last reply.

Sorry I can’t reproduce your issue.

Currently I can’t imagine why this should be different for some users. But I’ll try to forward this issue to the server admins.