HTML filtering (still)

Howard Robinson Howard at
Fri Nov 17 16:53:56 GMT 2006

you are correct it is now not reporting this in Mailllog.

Further to the question I posted earlier re syntax checking MailScanner.conf

Running MailScanner --lint still gives the following error
[root at blackhole2 sbin]# MailScanner --lint
Cannot open config file --lint, No such file or directory at /usr/lib/MailScanner/MailScanner/ line 592.
Compilation failed in require at /usr/sbin/MailScanner line 65.
BEGIN failed--compilation aborted at /usr/sbin/MailScanner line 65.

Looking at the MailScanner lists I came across these two commands
[root at blackhole2 MailScanner]# grep MailScannerVersion /usr/sbin/MailScanner | head -1
$MailScanner::Config::MailScannerVersion = '4.48.4';

[root at blackhole2 MailScanner]#grep -A 20 GetOptions /usr/sbin/MailScanner    
which produced nothing! . 

On the particular question on the list it was traced to being the wrong file. Even though it mentions! CustomConfig.rpmnew when renamed correcting the fault.
This hasn't work on my installation.

I intend to upgrade to the latest version of MailScanner on Monday afternoon but is there a fault in MailScanner.conf or is it that --lint does not work for the version I am using?
If there ia fault will the update correct this or simply perpetuate it?

Thanks once again

.>>> Denis.Beauchemin at 17/11/06 13:50:04 >>>
.Howard Robinson a écrit :
.> Dear list 
.> I am still having problem getting MailScanner not to strip HTML
.> (see previous email from me for details if you wish)
.> However when looking through maillog I saw this (multiple entires different dates & times obviously):-
.> Nov 17 11:25:39 blackhole2 MailScanner[29601]: Unrar command /usr/bin/unrar does not exist or is not executable, please either install it or remove the setting from .MailScanner.conf
.> However in MailScanner .conf I have the following as I don't have unrar install.
.> # Where the "unrar" command is installed.
.> # If you haven't got this command, look at
.> #
.> # This is used for unpacking rar archives so that the contents can be
.> # checked for banned filenames and filetypes, and also that the
.> # archive can be tested to see if it is password-protected.
.> # Virus scanning the contents of rar archives is still left to the virus
.> # scanner, with one exception:
.> # If using the clavavmodule virus scanner, this adds external RAR checking
.> # to that scanner which is needed for archives which are RAR version 3.
.> # Unrar Command = /usr/bin/unrar
.> # The maximum length of time the "unrar" command is allowed to run for 1
.> # RAR archive (in seconds)
.> # Unrar Timeout = 50

.>If you don't want to use it you have to write:
.Unrar Command = # /usr/bin/unrar


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