Checking Mailscanner

Julian Field mailscanner at
Wed Feb 19 19:02:37 GMT 2003

At 18:50 19/02/2003, you wrote:
>Has anyone written a script that checks to ensure Mailscanner is scanning
>messages for viruses and if not email a warning to the system admin?
>I am running Mailscanner 3.27 and F-prot on a Raq4i and for some reason it
>stopped scanning yesterday and naturally one of my users got infected with a
>virus in that time.  I stopped it, killed it and restarted it and now it is
>going again.

Did the default "sendmail" processes start?  You need to stop your Raq from
starting the default sendmail processes, as otherwise viruses can (and, in
your case, did) get through.
Hopefully someone else can help you do this (or search Google for "raqfaq
Julian Field
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