Upgrade to clamav 0.90.2 makes scanning extremely slow

Julian Field MailScanner at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Thu Apr 26 20:43:20 IST 2007

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What's wrong with just using clamavmodule? You need to use Mail::ClamAV 
0.20 with ClamAV 0.90 and later, which is all included in my ClamAV+SA 

I don't understand the sudden rush to clamd at all. Can someone explain 
to me please?


Daniel Maher wrote:
>> I think I discovered the patches in this same list.
>> Anyway I'll post them again (wrapper might be slightly
>> modified -- I don't remember)
>> Apply SweepViruses.patch:
> <Snip>
>> clamav-0.90.2/contrib/clamdwatch
>> There are install instructions there
>> That's all.
>> I don't remember doing something else,
>> apart from telling the system that clamd
>> should be running on system reboot.
>> Good luck
>> Giannis
>> ps. This configuration works for me,
>> Apply at your own risk.
> Thank you for your prompt and informative reply!  Unfortunately, it "didn't work". :(  I followed all of the steps, including the wrapper, lint, and debug tests, and everything appeared to be ok.
> When I restarted MailScanner with "clamd" as the Virus Scanner, all continued to appear well.  Messages were coming in, getting processed, ostensibly scanned, and passed along.  However, the load had dropped /so much/ compared to clamscan that I became suspicious.  I sent a handful of messages with either the Eicar test string, or the Eicar zip file, through the mail server.  They passed through cleanly, without so much as a warning.
> Clearly, messages were /not/ getting scanned by clamd.  I re-enabled clamscan, and sent the same Eicar test messages again; this time, they were indentified as normal.
> After some investigation, I noticed that the Incoming Work Dir was not owned by the proper group, as defined by: Incoming Work Group = clamv
> I chgrp -R'd the directory, and tried again, but to my surprise, when I restarted MailScanner, ownership reverted to postfix.root !
> Does anybody have any idea why the permissions on the Incoming Work Dir are not being set properly, and what might be changing them?  Furthermore, does this even seem to be the reason why clamd wasn't able to scan incoming mail?
> As always, I appreciate any commentary or feedback.  Thank you.
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