clamd and clamav with failover

Scott Silva ssilva at
Tue Apr 1 17:35:10 IST 2008

on 4-1-2008 3:53 AM Hakan VELIOGLU spake the following:
> Hi,
> Can mailscanner use clamav and clamd with failover. I mean it uses clamd 
> for
> primary scanner and when clamd gets down or crashed it could use clamav 
> until
> the next reload ( or restart).
> Is there a trick that I can use this behaviour.
The trick is to run something like mon or monit (or even a well crafted cron 
script) that checks your critical services and restarts them if they die.

You can also run a second virus scanner for backup. If you use a corporate 
desktop scanner, you might have an entitlement to a commandline scanner that 
is supported by MailScanner.

MailScanner is like deodorant...
You hope everybody uses it, and
you notice quickly if they don't!!!!

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