Virus report e-mail

Julian Field jkf at
Sun Jun 30 16:16:57 IST 2002

At 16:08 30/06/2002, you wrote:
>Julian Field wrote:
>>Hang on, is your "incoming" directory specified in mailscanner.conf
>>the same as the directory it really is? If you have some soft-links in
>>path, you'll probably run into trouble. From your output below, your
>>incoming directory should be defined as
>>         Incoming Work Dir  = /opt/MailScanner-3.20-6/var/incoming
>k, I just tested with "The EICAR Standard AntiVirus Test File" and now
>it shows everything correctly! Thanks. I do find it a bit strange that
>soft links cannot be handled properly!

It's a quirk of the McAfee scanner. Rather that just printing the relative
pathname of files it reports, it prints the complete path. But it reports
the *real* path, rather than the route you took to get there.
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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