Help! - MailScanner ceased working (not fixed)

Julian Field mailscanner at
Mon Nov 29 18:51:35 GMT 2004

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Marco Benton - BOFH wrote:

> Matthew Bowman wrote:
>> Hello,
>> Without SA or Virus Scanners on all the debug I get is
>> In Debugging mode, not forking...
>>> From maillog:
>> Nov 29 11:41:51 smithers MailScanner[2682]: MailScanner E-Mail Virus
>> Scanner version 4.35.11 starting...
>> Nov 29 11:41:51 smithers MailScanner[2682]: sees Config
>> LockType
>> =  flock
>> Nov 29 11:41:51 smithers MailScanner[2682]: sees have_module
>> =  0
> is the hostname correct? is you do a "hostname" does it come back with
> the hostname or does it come back with "--fqdn"?  ive seen this problem
> on Solaris, dont know about Linux.

For the archive, this is caused by a bad bug in Sys::Hostname::Long.
This module only works on GNU systems (including Linux), and has to be
hacked by hand (or just not installed) on Solaris and other non-GNU
systems. Search the code for "--fqdn" and you will see that it is wrong.

Julian Field
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