redhat 6.2 and mailscanner 2.42 not scanning

Rajesh Fowkar rfowkar at YAHOO.COM
Sun Dec 16 21:14:05 GMT 2001

Miguel Koren saw fit to inform me that:
>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?

No. I had not installed Sophos before Mailscanner. I install Mailscanner
and than ran Sophos.install script from
/usr/local/Mailscanner/bin/Sophos.install from sav-install directory which
contained all the Sophos files. However on my home machine debian with exim
the setup works perfectly.

To me it looks some permission problems may be. Will check it out.

Thanks to developers for this excellent product.

Warm Regards


>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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