Multiple scanners

Spicer, Kevin Kevin.Spicer at BMRB.CO.UK
Thu Feb 6 19:57:09 GMT 2003

I'm experimenting with using two virus scanners & I'm not sure whether its working as intended (just not as expected) or whether something weird is going on.

My home machine is running f-prot and clam (MS 4.10), and has been for some time.  When I send eicar through it I get a virus warning (to postmaster) with a one line report for each scanner. This is fine (although I wish it said which scanner was talking on each line)

The machine I've just built at work is running MS 4.12 with sophos and clam (I've been pleased with my experience of clam at home and am really just trying it in the homes it will provide some level of protection in the period betwen the sophos updates screwing up and someone noticing and fixing them).  However this machine only produces the single line of Sophos output in the postmaster alert (although the mail logs show that Clam is spotting the virus too).  Does anyone know whether this has changed between 4.10 and 4.12, or whether this is due to MailScanner handling different scanners differently, or whether its something else...?

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