Error: Failed to connect to download.webmin.com:443 : Connection refused

Operating system:
Linux li1087-10.members.linode.com 5.9.6-x86_64-linode139 #1 SMP Thu Nov 5 14:45:39 EST 2020 x86_64 GNU/Linux
rick111@li1087-10:[~]: cat /etc/debian_version
9.13

I’ve been getting this for a few weeks now and thought it would just go away, but it hasn’t. I’ve not seen anything on this forum or google to suggest it’s a wider issue. So before I go down the hole, just wanted to double check this isn’t a know issue?

Cron root@li1087-10 /etc/webmin/usermin/update.pl
Error: Failed to connect to download.webmin.com:443 : Connection refused
Error

Failed to connect to download.webmin.com:443 : Connection refused

Either it’s an issue with your network settings or some “hard link” issue with resolving that domain.
Which versions do you use?

rick111@li1087-10:[~]: ping download.webmin.com
PING download.webmin.com (108.60.199.109) 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from jamie.cloud.virtualmin.com (108.60.199.109): icmp_seq=1 ttl=55 time=105 ms
64 bytes from jamie.cloud.virtualmin.com (108.60.199.109): icmp_seq=2 ttl=55 time=105 ms
64 bytes from jamie.cloud.virtualmin.com (108.60.199.109): icmp_seq=3 ttl=55 time=105 ms
64 bytes from jamie.cloud.virtualmin.com (108.60.199.109): icmp_seq=4 ttl=55 time=105 ms
^C
download.webmin.com ping statistics —
4 packets transmitted, 4 received, 0% packet loss, time 3299ms

Webmin version 1.962

Are you trying to connect via non-secured or secured communication? I get the something similar when I want to access it without SSL.

i’m not trying to do anything, it’s a cron process that came with webmin I think?

rick111@li1087-10:[/etc/webmin/usermin]: sudo ./update.pl
Error: Failed to connect to download.webmin.com:443 : Connection refused
Error
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Failed to connect to download.webmin.com:443 : Connection refused
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rick111@li1087-10:[/etc/webmin/usermin]: cat update.pl
#!/usr/bin/perl
open(CONF, "/etc/webmin/miniserv.conf") || die "Failed to open /etc/webmin/miniserv.conf : $!";
while(<CONF>) {
        $root = $1 if (/^root=(.*)/);
        }
close(CONF);
$root || die "No root= line found in /etc/webmin/miniserv.conf";
$ENV{'PERLLIB'} = "$root";
$ENV{'WEBMIN_CONFIG'} = "/etc/webmin";
$ENV{'WEBMIN_VAR'} = "/var/webmin";
chdir("$root/usermin");
exec("$root/usermin/update.pl", @ARGV) || die "Failed to run $root/usermin/update.pl : $!";

Since when does that happen and what did you do before it started to appear?