On Thu 2008-10-30 22:38:58 UTC+1100, Alasdair Reed ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) wrote:

> I have been trying to update my system remotely using  freebsd-update.sh .

On 6.3 you should be using /usr/sbin/freebsd-update.  Can you ping

$ ping -c 5 update1.FreeBSD.org
PING update1.FreeBSD.org ( 56 data bytes
64 bytes from icmp_seq=0 ttl=48 time=233.185 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=1 ttl=48 time=233.034 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=2 ttl=48 time=233.655 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=3 ttl=48 time=234.310 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=4 ttl=48 time=233.445 ms

--- update1.FreeBSD.org ping statistics ---
5 packets transmitted, 5 packets received, 0% packet loss
round-trip min/avg/max/stddev = 233.034/233.526/234.310/0.446 ms

You might also like to try the --debug switch:

$ sudo /usr/sbin/freebsd-update --debug fetch
Looking up update.FreeBSD.org mirrors... 1 mirrors found.
Fetching metadata signature for 6.3-RELEASE from update1.FreeBSD.org...
latest.ssl                                    100% of  512  B  582 kBps
Fetching metadata index...
344cfb64472cacb781688b5de744795f140233e84105c4100% of  225  B  234 kBps
Inspecting system... done.
Preparing to download files... done.

No updates needed to update system to 6.3-RELEASE-p5.
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