Beta release 4.61.1

Anthony Peacock a.peacock at
Mon Jun 4 12:33:09 IST 2007

Rick Cooper wrote:
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: mailscanner-bounces at 
>> [mailto:mailscanner-bounces at] On Behalf 
>> Of Anthony Peacock
>> Sent: Monday, June 04, 2007 5:59 AM
>> To: MailScanner discussion
>> Subject: Re: Beta release 4.61.1
>> 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.
> [...]
>> 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, I think you will really like the latest code that calls clamd once
> per batch, especially if you are normally processing a good number of
> messages per batch. I would be very interested in any performance
> information regarding large volume servers as I would have to manufacture
> tests for large volume batches as our servers only handle a couple thousand
> incoming mails a day per server (at most). I know I was pleased with the
> reduction of memory and resources that we have experienced. Just make sure
> your clamd.conf is setup to match your old clamavmodule settings from
> mailscanner.

I can't help with large volumes, as I only process 5-6k messages a day.

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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