mailscanner timeout on virus updates...?

Julian Field mailscanner at
Mon Jun 30 19:14:56 IST 2003

At 19:04 30/06/2003, you wrote:
>Is there a way to set mailscanner to timeout when it's waiting on the
>virus update script(s)?  My installation of MailScanner and ClamAV was
>stuck and just queueing messages again today, because the ClamAV update
>program was hung for some reason.  I've sent a message to that list to see
>if there's a solution, but I was also wondering if there's a way to set a
>timeout value for MailScanner if the virus update script doesn't complete
>in a certain amount of time.  Maybe even send an email to root or
>something to let them know that the script timed out...

It won't make it into the July release, but I could knock up a sample
autoupdate script that wraps the update in a timeout. This is probably best
placed in the global updater actually.

Let me think on that, and the best way to do it...
Julian Field
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