F-Prot use not appearing in log file
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Fri Feb 29 09:32:47 GMT 2008
Mike Watson wrote:
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> Scott Silva wrote:
> | 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
> |>>> 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...
> | <snip>
> | 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.
> Replaced the "." with a "_", but no change. F-prot still not being
> executed although clamav is.
Have you checked your /etc/MailScanner.conf recently?
A new version of F-Prot appeared with a totally new output format. There
is now the "f-prot-6" scanner which you should have in your "Virus
Scanners" setting. It's mentioned in the comments above.
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Julian Field MEng CITP CEng
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