Questions about ClamAV/Spamassassin, etc.

Kevin Miller Kevin_Miller at
Fri Apr 11 20:51:53 IST 2008

I'm *way* overdue to upgrade my MailScanner boxes.  There have been so
many great changes over the last year that I'm a bit lost on the finer
details so would like some "best practice" advice.

I've got a nifty new IBM x3650 64 bit, dual processer & two gigs ram,
running SLES 10.  I've installed MS, and am now at the spamassassin and
clamav stage.  Please advise on the following:

1:  ClamAV - which to use, ClamAV, clamd, or clamavmodule?  I started
running the SA/ClamAV dual script and got the following:
There are 2 recommended ways of installing ClamAV, depending on
various factors.
If you want to use MailScanners support for Clamd (virus-scanning
daemon) then I recommend you cancel this script now (press Ctrl-C)
and install the RPMs for clamav, clamav-db and clamd from
Then re-run this script and tell me that clamscan is installed in
/usr/bin. This will set up your virus.scanners.conf file for you.

I cancelled.  The Dag Wieers site doesn't have SUSE rpms.  If clamd is
the preferred option, what's the best way to install it, clamav and
I believe the the install script will do clamav-module, right?  I
vaguely seems to remember that there was some chatter on the list a
while ago but don't remember specifics - any caveats to using that, ie.
keywords to search the archives on?

2:  I'm getting this when /etc/cron.hourly runs:
running hourly cronjob scripts

SCRIPT: update_bad_phishing_sites exited with RETURNCODE = 2.
Any ideas on that?  


Kevin Miller                Registered Linux User No: 307357
CBJ MIS Dept.               Network Systems Admin., Mail Admin.
155 South Seward Street     ph: (907) 586-0242
Juneau, Alaska 99801        fax: (907 586-4500

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