pyzor functionality

Martin Hepworth martinh at
Wed Nov 15 16:17:07 GMT 2006

David Lee wrote:
> On Wed, 15 Nov 2006, Martin Hepworth wrote:
>> Erik van der Leun wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> On several servers, PYZOR seems to work every now and then...
>>> I can't seem to find a reason why... no errormessages when checking with
>>> --lint
>>> To be honest, I don't have much of a clue...
>>> What would be a good way of testing whether the online request gets a
>>> proper answer?
>>> [...]
>>> # spamassassin --lint -D 2>&1 | grep -i pyzor
>>> [16257] dbg: config: read file /usr/share/spamassassin/
>>> [16257] dbg: plugin: loading Mail::SpamAssassin::Plugin::Pyzor from @INC
>>> [16257] dbg: pyzor: network tests on, attempting Pyzor
>>> [16257] dbg: plugin: registered
>>> Mail::SpamAssassin::Plugin::Pyzor=HASH(0x158ffe00)
>>> [16257] dbg: plugin: registering glue method for check_pyzor
>>> (Mail::SpamAssassin::Plugin::Pyzor=HASH(0x158ffe00))
>>> [16257] dbg: pyzor: pyzor is available: /usr/bin/pyzor
>>> [16257] dbg: pyzor: opening pipe: /usr/bin/pyzor check <
>>> /tmp/.spamassassin16257UZ6Czhtmp
>>> [16257] dbg: pyzor: killed stale helper [16322]
>>> [16257] dbg: pyzor: [16322] terminated: exit=0x000f
>>> [16257] dbg: pyzor: check timed out after 5 seconds
>> Erik
>> I'd echo what Steve S just said. remove it from your configs.
> But pyzor is a useful item in the spam/ham discrimination battle, and nice
> to keep if reasonably possible.
> A few weeks ago there was a thread here on the MailScanner list which
> suggested that the default pyzor server was in some sort of long-term
> trouble, but that someone else was maintaining another pyzor server.
> See:
> So before removing pyzor, it might be worth trying that alternative
> server.  You probably have a ".pyzor" directory (possible in root's home
> directory) containing a file "servers", itself containing the old IP:port
> as "".  The new one seems to be "".
> (The issue of local trust of, and reliance upon, such remote services
> (whether pyzor, Razor, DCC, the various RBLs etc.) is another matter...)

cool, I'll that a go....

Martin Hepworth
Senior Systems Administrator
Solid State Logic
Tel: +44 (0)1865 842300


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