Odd Clam/MS Problem

Martin.Hepworth martinh at solidstatelogic.com
Thu Jun 28 09:15:26 IST 2007

Latest beta's allow you to use clamd calls directly.

There's been lots of reports about clamscan (and the module!) timing out
etc for some reason due to the time it takes to load the virus defs.

Try the latest beta and use clamd as the scanner.

Other thing to check is looking for timeouts in the logs.

If you're running any DNS level checks (RBLs etc), make sure the
connections to these are OK as well.

Martin Hepworth
Snr Systems Administrator
Solid State Logic
Tel: +44 (0)1865 842300

> -----Original Message-----
> From: mailscanner-bounces at lists.mailscanner.info [mailto:mailscanner-
> bounces at lists.mailscanner.info] On Behalf Of Steven Andrews
> Sent: 28 June 2007 01:42
> To: MailScanner discussion
> Subject: Odd Clam/MS Problem
> I've had probably 1/2 dozen mailscanners barf this week, all the same
> The inbound queue backs up for an unknown reason and then all mails
> do come out of it are tagged as viruses and spam, when they most
> are not.
> Granted, these are somewhat slim boxes, probably 700mhz, with 256-384
> of ram, but they have minor loads as well.  I've tried updating to the
> latest MS as well as the rc2 clamav; even tried running it as
> to save resources.  Neither has any effect on the matter.
> Anyone see anything similar lately?
> Steve

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