[Clamav-users] Problem with internal logger

Julian Field MailScanner at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Thu Jun 1 17:01:53 IST 2006

On 1 Jun 2006, at 16:30, Kai Schaetzl wrote:

> Julian Field wrote on Thu, 1 Jun 2006 14:04:52 +0100:
>> My easy-to-install ClamAV+SA package configures freshclam.conf and
>> spamd.conf for you, by commenting out the "Example" lines.
> and then sets the mirror to US ?

No, as I don't know what country you might be in. It just gets it  
working for you, saving new users a nasty catch which will confuse  
them entirely. Doing things like this annoys me, as they don't  
produce a nice error message telling the user what they need to do to  
alleviate the problem. It's a case of "Switch this option on to make  
anything work, default is off". I know I do it myself, but I do at  
least generate a polite error message which tells the user they need  
to set their company name in MailScanner.conf.

I am considering removing it from MailScanner.
If the %org-name% has not been configured, then I just use the domain  
name by using Sys::Hostname::Long which is already needed by  
SpamAssassin so most people have it installed already. I replace the  
hostname with www to get the website address, and put the same in % 
org-long-name% as %org-name%.

Does that sound rather better than the current "I'm not going to  
start" behaviour.
Julian Field
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