automatic queue run on hanging virus scanner update

Michael Weiser michael at DINSNAIL.NET
Wed Oct 8 09:52:49 IST 2003

On Wed, 8 Oct 2003, Raymond Dijkxhoorn wrote:

> > processed every 21 minutes past the full hour, apparently bypassing at
> > least spam checking. I've ruled out a cron job doing this so it seems to
> > me MailScanner recognised the hanging update and periodically did a queue
> > flush. Now I wonder if this is somehow configurable somewhere?
> What scanner are you using? The scripts for f-prot are changed in the
> last version especially to avoid things like this.
It's a Linux box still running mailscanner 4.23 and the hanging update was
antivir. pstree showed that the antivir executable itself was hanging, not
MailScanner or the antivir-update/wrapper script.

The actual hanging wasn't too bad because it's a low volume site.  Indeed
I'd rather configure it to hang completely but not bypass spam checks.
bye, Micha

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