slightly OT: sophossavi

Martin Hepworth martinh at SOLID-STATE-LOGIC.COM
Thu Jan 15 13:48:31 GMT 2004

Sylvain Phaneuf wrote:
> I use MS 4.24-5, with SA 2.60 and Sophos Sweep 3.76 on RH 8. We get
> about 30k messages per day and all is going fine except that I find with
> MailStats that the average message delay goes up in the 100's of seconds
> nearly everyday from about mid-day.
> Are these delays normal?
> Anyway, I thought that I would give a go at using Sophossavi and
> installed SAVI-Perl version 0.15 as instructed in Julian's "MailScanner
> Installation Guide - Perl SAVI Module". If I restart MS with "Virus
> Scanners = sophossavi" in the conf file, Sophossavi starts well, but the
> messages are delayed even more. The number of messages in rise
> within a 20-30 minutes well above 500 at which point, I get nervous, I
> kill MS and restart with just sophos. The maillog file doesn't show any
> error messages. With the regular sophos, the number of messages in
> rarely goes above 50. Is what I get with sophossavi normal?
> I would be very grateful for any advice.
> Sylvain


running Sophossavi myself on FreeBSD4.8 with SA 2.61 and MS 4.24-5 with
about 9k messages ago. Delay in processing about 4 seconds throughout
the day.

Have you got any RBL's the might be timing out, or razor etc. These are
most likely to cause the delays.

I'd run MS in debug mode and see where the delays are, also have a look
at the network to see if there's any corresponding traffic increase when
processing delay goes up..

PS - I'm about 4 miles up the road from you in Begbroke! I definitely
think all the Oxford people should meet up somewhen, we'd be able to
fill a small pub!
Martin Hepworth
Snr Systems Administrator
Solid State Logic
Tel: +44 (0)1865 842300


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