mcafeewrapper ....

Nick Phillips nwp at LEMON-COMPUTING.COM
Fri Jun 28 12:24:23 IST 2002

On Fri, Jun 28, 2002 at 12:16:09PM +0200, Evert Jan van Ramselaar wrote:
> C.Lee Taylor said:
> > Just a quick question, is there an advantage to using the wrapper?  The
> > reason I ask, is that I have always used a path to the anit-virus binary
> > for mcafee and was just wondering.
> The wrapper has some locking features.

Does it? My memory told me that they were in the mailscanner 'proper' and that
some of the wrappers aren't always necessary, but others are (e.g. for
setting up paths and LD_PRELOAD and so on) -- in any case, the wrappers
will be likely to become more rather than less important as time goes by
(e.g. to make sure that the scanner is running with the correct locale set,
which we currently don't do).

I've never used the wrapper for sophos, but I do for f-prot and I would/will
for everything else (including sophos).


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