Beta release 4.61.1
a.peacock at chime.ucl.ac.uk
Mon Jun 4 10:59:18 IST 2007
Julian Field wrote:
> This beta includes direct communication with clamd, and no longer uses
> clamd-wrapper or clamdscan. This should be faster than the clamd support
> in the previous version.
> Thanks for Rick Cooper for this contribution.
> Download as usual from www.mailscanner.info.
> The Change Log is:
> * New Features and Improvements *
> 1 Direct support for the "clamd" virus scanner -- now talks directly to the
> clamd daemon without any overhead of calling clamd-wrapper or clamdscan.
> As a result, this should be faster than the previous clamd support.
> It also has a much smaller memory footprint than the "clamavmodule"
> This is all thanks to Rick Cooper who wrote the original code.
> New configuration options are
> - Clamd Port = 3310
> - Clamd Socket = /tmp/clamd
> - Clamd Lock File = /var/lock/subsys/clamd
> - Clamd Use Threads = no
> The use of these settings is explained in the MailScanner.conf file.
I have just installed this version and fired up clamd. What a
difference it makes. Working like a dream and has changed a server that
was starting to get sluggish into one that flies through the incoming
Thanks to Rick and Julian for making this happen.
CHIME, Royal Free & University College Medical School
"A CAT scan should take less time than a PET scan. For a CAT scan,
they're only looking for one thing, whereas a PET scan could result in
a lot of things." - Carl Princi, 2002/07/19
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