F-Prot use not appearing in log file

Scott Silva ssilva at sgvwater.com
Thu Feb 28 22:09:01 GMT 2008

on 2-28-2008 1:35 PM Mike - W0TMW spake the following:
> Julian Field wrote:
>> Mike - W0TMW wrote:
>>> I've installed MS 4.66 on a new box and thanks to others here gotten 
>>> it running.  I have noticed something odd.
>>> I have clamav and f-prot installed for virus scanning.  I have an 
>>> older version of MS running on another box also with clamav and 
>>> f-prot.  On that older box, when an e-mail is being scanned, I see in 
>>> the log that clamav and f-prot are used.  On the new box however, I 
>>> only see clamav mentioned.  Both virus scanners are found when MS is 
>>> started.
>>> Is f-prot being used and just not logged?
>> That shouldn't be possible.
>> What does "MailScanner --lint" say?
>> If you add "eicar" to Non-Forging Viruses list, then you should 
>> receive a notification when you send a copy of Eicar through it. That 
>> will tell you for definite which virus scanners are finding Eicar.
>> Please let me know how you get on with this.
>> Jules
> Here's the dump from MailScanner --lint.
> [root at cygni ~]# MailScanner --lint
> Trying to setlogsock(unix)
> Checking version numbers...
> Version number in MailScanner.conf (4.66.5) is correct.
> Your setting "Mail Header" contains illegal characters.
> This is most likely caused by your "%org-name%" setting
> which must not contain and "." or "_" characters as
> these are known to cause problems with some mail systems.
> ERROR: The "envelope_sender_header" in your spam.assassin.prefs.conf
> ERROR: is not correct, it should match X-crucis.net-MailScanner-From
> MikeW: Hmmm, I wonder if this could be the cause? Continuing...
Change your %org-name% to crucis_net instead of crucis.net. That error has 
caused many logging problems.
And you might as well fix the other error so spamassassin ignores your locally 
generated headers.
MailScanner is like deodorant...
You hope everybody uses it, and
you notice quickly if they don't!!!!

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