Beta release 4.61.1

Anthony Peacock a.peacock at
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
> 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" 
> scanner.
>  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 
emails now.

Thanks to Rick and Julian for making this happen.

Anthony Peacock
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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