ANNOUNCE: Version 3.20-7

Julian Field mailscanner at
Sun Jun 23 12:47:19 IST 2002

I have just released 3.20-7.

Nothing major, just tidying up a few rough edges.

Specific to the RPM:
The init.d script in the RPM is prettier than it was, and supports the command
        /etc/rc.d/init.d/mailscanner status
If you like to change the "-q15m" queue-time in the init.d script, you can
now put it in /etc/sysconfig/mailscanner and your change won't get
overwritten when you upgrade the RPM.

Behaviour Change:
Messages that contained viruses listed in the file
will now be delivered to the recipient as normal, it is just the *sender*
who won't be notified. The result is that your users feel happy that they
can see MailScanner protecting them, it's just the sender who doesn't get
told (The key virus for this file is the "Klez" worm as it fakes the sender

Bug fix:
If you run MailScanner as a non-root user, the queue ownership checking
should now be correct.

All downloadable, as usual, from

Julian Field                Teaching Systems Manager
jkf at         Dept. of Electronics & Computer Science
Tel. 023 8059 2817          University of Southampton
                             Southampton SO17 1BJ

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