Esets AV nor recognized by MailScanner

Julian Field MailScanner at
Thu Apr 17 19:00:46 IST 2008

Alex Broens wrote:
> On 4/17/2008 1:41 PM, --[ UxBoD ]-- wrote:
>>> Using latest MS release and Esets AV (ex Nod32) on a test box.
>>> "Virus Scanners =  auto" doesn't recognize
>>> "# esets     from"
>>> Setting "Virus Scanners =  esets" doesn't work either
>>> Can anyone reproduce?
>>> Thanks
>>> Alex
>> Alex, is virus.scanners.conf correct for its path ?
> Hi [ UxBoD ]
> After MS recognizes Eset, it doesn't catch an, which 
> clamavmodule does.
It certainly works for me.
    Virus Scanners = esets
in MailScanner.conf, and make sure the "esets" line in 
virus.scanners.conf ends with "/usr/sbin".
Then do
    MailScanner --lint
and in the output you should see some text like this:

Virus Scanner test reports:
esets said "Found virus Eicar test file in"

If you get that, everything should be okay. You should also find that if 
you put an in /tmp and run this next command, it should print 
a line of output about it:
/usr/lib/MailScanner /usr/sbin -arch --all -b --subdir 
--action-on-uncleanable accept /tmp/*

> In "esets_wrapper" you've chosen to use esets_scan which doesn't speak 
> to the daemon but has to load the signatures every time its called and 
> is extremely slow.
How would I talk to the daemon? I haven't read much about esets apart 
from how to drive the client program and ensure the output format is 
usable and consistent.

> Seems we're still missing something. What OS did you use to test the 
> wrapper & co?
I tested it on RHEL 4 and 5, and it didn't show any signs of behaving 
badly on anything else.
What Uxbod tested it on, I don't know :-)


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