MailScanner 101, take two.

Furnish, Trever G TGFurnish at HERFF-JONES.COM
Thu Jul 10 14:48:08 IST 2003

>-----Original Message-----
>From: Julian Field [mailto:mailscanner at ECS.SOTON.AC.UK]
>Sent: Thursday, July 03, 2003 5:38 AM
>Subject: Re: MailScanner 101, take two.
>Do it separately. And don't use the RPM of SpamAssassin.
>Either download it
>and build from source or use CPAN to install it. To build it by hand,
>unpack the .tar.gz archive, "cd" into it and do this:
>         perl Makefile.PL
>         make
>         make test
>         make install

Note though that 'make test' for spamassassin will fail if the system's
network ports are sufficiently locked down by iptables/ipchains.  It hangs
for a long time.  If that happens to you, try turning off ipchains/iptables
while you run make test, then turn it on again when you're done.

>Yes. Just set "Virus Scanners = f-prot" or whatever is
>appropriate for your
>scanner, in /etc/MailScanner/MailScanner.conf.

And if, like me, your first thought upon seeing that was "well how do I know
it's 'f-prot' instead of 'F-Prot' or 'fprot'", then it's worth noting that
the list of virus scanners is in the virus.scanners.conf file (which for me
is in /etc/MailScanner).


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