sophossavi [was Re: scanning precedence]

Carlos Canau canau at KEKA.KPNQWEST.PT
Wed Apr 9 10:14:22 IST 2003

After last night IDE update from Sophos MailScanner started crashing:

Apr  9 08:06:13 host MailScanner[25740]: MailScanner E-Mail Virus Scanner version 4.14-9 starting...
Apr  9 08:06:17 host MailScanner[25740]: SophosSAVI ERROR:: initializing savi: Unknown error (557)

I've had to change back from sophossavi to sophos.

Any hints on how to debug it on MailScanner ?

/SAVI-Perl-0.15/example root at host# ./ /tmp/SPAM4.txt
Version 3.68 (engine 2.14) recognizing 80962 viruses
        IDE /opt/sophos/lib/vdl.dat released 4/7/2003
Error setting Mac: 524
Error setting SafeMacDfHandling: 524

Scanning /tmp/SPAM4.txt - clean


On Wed, Apr 09, 2003 at 08:51:53AM +0100, Julian Field wrote:
> At 21:54 08/04/2003, you wrote:
> >I have MailScanner configured to use SpamAssassin and Sophos
> >and I'm unclear about the order of events.   Considering the recent
> >performance issues with sweep, I'd like spam actions like delete to
> >take precedence over and obviate the need for subsequent
> >virus scanning.   Is this already the case?  Do we have this control?
> In a batch of messages, there will always be some non-spam that needs
> scanning, so you can't actually do this. However, if you use the
> "sophossavi" scanner with the Perl-SAVI module, that avoids all the speed
> problems with sweep anyway.
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> Julian Field
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