redhat 6.2 and mailscanner 2.42 not scanning

Miguel Koren miguelk at KONSULTEX.COM.BR
Sun Dec 16 14:43:06 GMT 2001

In my case (Red Hat 7.1 thugh) I had Sophos installed BEFORE Mail Scanner.
The standard Sophos installation places things in slightly different
directories, so instead of reinstalling Sophos (I had deleted their
install file) with Mail Scanner I tweaked the scripts. Maybe that's what
is happening to you?


On Sun, 16 Dec 2001, Rajesh Fowkar wrote:

> Hi,
> I have just setup a Red Hat 6.2 email server with mailscanner & sophos for
> virus scanning. I have done everything as per the documentation in
> mailscanner.
> the rpm puts mailscanner script in /etc/rc.d/init.d/mailscanner which
> starts mailscanner and sendmail (2 queues). It has also created
> /var/spool/
> However whenever I send mail or receive mail it is not passing though
> mailscanner. What I must have done wrong ?
> If I do
> ps -e |grep mailscanner it shows mailscanner process running
> ps -e |grep sendmail shows two sendmail processes running.
> Everything seems to be correct. But the mails which I receiving do not
> contain the header which indicates it has passed through mailscanner.
> I have tried sending mails with some attachments which contain virus. Since
> it has not passed through mailscanner no checking has taken place. If I
> manually do /usr/local/Sophos/bin/sophoswrapper /home/rajesh it scans and
> gives the results.
> What I am doing wrong ?
> Please help.
> Thanks in advance.
> Peace
> --
> Rajesh
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