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Cisco Bug: CSCvu93899 - AMP logs incorrectly displays "The connection to the File Reputation Server was lost" generic error

Last Modified

Jul 20, 2020

Products (1)

  • Cisco Email Security Appliance

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Description (partial)

When checking the AMP logs in the ESA: 

GUI--> System Administration --> Log Subscription --> amp
CLI--> grep "was lost" amp

Mon Apr 31 15:15:15 2020 Info:   The attachment could not be scanned. File Name = '<namehere.extension>', MID = <12345>, SHA256 =<SHA256 string>, Unscannable Category = Service Not Available, Unscannable Reason = The connection to the File Reputation Server was lost

The log output shows the MID, file name and extension that triggered the alert.
When reviewing the MID in the Message Tracking, it displays additional log lines of how the attachments were handled correctly.


Message 12345 attachment 'namehere.7z' archive contents unpacked for processing
Message 12345 attachment 'filename' scanned by Advanced Malware Protection engine. File Disposition: Unknown
Message 12345 queued for delivery
Message 12345 Delivery Status: DELIVERED

ESA has valid AntiVirus, AntiSpam and AMP feature keys

AMP feature is configured correctly and connecting successfully to the File Analysis and File Reputation servers.
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