'DoD detected!' prohibits mailprocessing

Hartmut Goebel h.goebel at GOEBEL-CONSULT.DE
Fri Nov 19 13:51:43 GMT 2004

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Hartmut Goebel schrieb:

> Okay, we solved the problem. It was the Virus-DB which has not been 

Hallooed to early :-(

We dropped in the quarantined messages to get them processed, and the 
same problem occurs again. But this time, if the virus-scanner get's 
called stand-alone, it works. (This has not been the case earlier.)

Ths logfiles show 5 scanning-processes to be started, all of which start 
a virus-scanner. Scanner TImeout is 5 Minutes, and after these 5 Minutes 
I get 5 'DoS detected' messages. 5 Minutes later the same and so on.

There are no new 'Batch started' messages nor other messages like 'This 
message contined the DoS'.

On this gateway, there is F-Secure running which is installed as 
described by the F-Secure installation manual. 'fsav' will be called 
with '--archive --mime--dumb --archive'. System is a RedHat Linux 9.

Is there a way to find out which messages are currently processed (say: 
which messages cause the DoS)?
What other information do you need for analyzing the problem?

Schönen Gruß - Regards
Hartmut Goebel

| Hartmut Goebel             | IT-Security -- effizient |
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