Adding other spam scanners

Peter Bonivart peter at UCGBOOK.COM
Tue May 27 20:48:29 IST 2003

This is from the install file that comes with SpamAssassin:


    DCC (Distributed Checksum Clearinghouse) is a system similar to Razor.
    It supports fuzzy checksums and therefore detects some more spams than
    Razor does at the moment.

    To install it, download and
    perform the following steps:

    # tar xfvz dcc-dccproc.tar.Z
    # cd dcc-dccproc-X.X.X
    # ./configure && make && make install
    # cdcc 'info'

    The last command will give some output. One line of it should contain
    something like:,-         RTT+0 ms    anon

    Note that MIMEDefang users may need to set the 'dcc_path'
    configuration setting, since MIMEDefang does not set a PATH by

I just typed those four commands and didn't even bother with DCC:s own install guides.

You also have to check your /opt/MailScanner/etc/spam.assassin.prefs.conf-file:

#score DCC_CHECK 0.0
dcc_path /usr/local/bin/dccproc

It should be commented out so not to cancel the test and you should
get the same path but check it anyway. Then do the test again. As I understand it
the three (DCC, Razor and Pyzor) pretty much does the same job so you might get a
little too much network lag using all three, that's why I went with DCC only
because to me it sounded best. But I'm new so I might be wrong.

/Peter Bonivart

--Unix lovers do it in the Sun

On Tue, 2003-05-27 at 21:36, James Pifer wrote:
> Does it work the same as the others? Just install dccd and then
> spamassassin will start to use it?
> Thanks,
> James

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