SLQ Bayes

Peter Russell pete at ENITECH.COM.AU
Thu Jun 9 01:14:59 IST 2005

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Dhawal Doshy wrote:
> Peter Russell wrote:
>>> a mis-interpretation on my part, the BayesStore already uses 
>>> persistent connections to the database (though user_prefs and 
>>> probably AWL_SQL doesn't). I have removed this part from the wiki.
>>> - dhawal
>> Thanks for that.
>> Something i have noticed. All sa --lint tests worked fine. I see the 
>> autolearn=spam/notspam but i dont see bayes getting used during 
>> message processing :(
>> IS there anything else i need to do to make it work?
> Did you comment out the following lines in spam.assassin.prefs.conf
> bayes_path /etc/MailScanner/bayes/bayes
> bayes_file_mode 0660
> also you mention --lint worked fine, but what exactly does it say? i 
> would double-check every required change once again.
> - dhawal

Yep added the other lines from your guide, commented out the baove 2 and 
then did a lint using that config file and it appears to work. Nothing 
in lint is marked as failed. I wonder how the username bit works, 
because if i use the lint test in mailwatch i get a different result as 
it appears as though is using the apache credentials to connect, which 
have no access and therefore i get a <200 spams error. SHould the 
username in the sql DB security be *@localhost or *@remotehost ?

debug: bayes: Using username: root
debug: bayes: Database connection established
debug: bayes: found bayes db version 3
debug: bayes: Using userid: 6

debug: running uri tests; score so far=0.126
debug: bayes corpus size: nspam = 19137, nham = 35279
debug: tokenize: header tokens for *F = "U*ignore 
D* D* D* 
debug: tokenize: header tokens for *m = "  1118275789 lint_rules "
debug: tokenize: header tokens for *RT = " "
debug: tokenize: header tokens for *RU = " "
debug: bayes: tok_get_all: Token Count: 20
debug: bayes token 'somewhat' => 0.0798823885826036
debug: bayes: score = 0.36410136776969
debug: registering glue method for check_uridnsbl 
debug: Razor2 is available


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