feature request: proxy

Peter Peters P.G.M.Peters at UTWENTE.NL
Thu Dec 15 15:27:01 GMT 2005

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Julian Field wrote on 15-12-2005 16:09:

>>>I am working on installing a new set of mailservers. Only  
>>>connections in
>>>and out on port 25 will be allowed. So no possibility to get firus
>>>signatures except via the proxy. Now I need to add the proxy
>>>configuration to all autoupdate scripts.
>>>Can this be a configuration in MailScanner.conf?
> How should I do this?

/usr/sbin/update_virus_scanners calls the autoupdate scripts using
configuration parameters in /etc/MailScanner/virus.scanners.conf.
Perhaps update_virus_scanners could check for proxy information in that
file and pass it on to the autoupdate scripts.

>>>So MS can download the phishing whitelist via the proxy too.
> The script that downloads the phishing whitelist (and merges in all  
> your changes) is very simple. Take a look at it and you'll see how to  
> modify it to use a proxy. Feel free to post a modified version  
> including proxy support.

I see the phishing script uses wget. That is already configured to use
the proxy because I had to do that for downloading MS itself.

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