Cannot find Socket (/tmp/clamd)

Stef Morrell stef at
Wed Nov 19 16:21:32 GMT 2008

Rick Duval wrote:
> Tailing the maillog I get
> Cannot find Socket (/tmp/clamd) Exiting!
> I'm using MailSCanner 4.68.8
> Can someone help me with this?

You need to ensure that the settings in MailScanner.conf:

# Clamd only: configuration options for using the clamd daemon.
# 1. The port to use when communicating with clamd via TCP connection
# 2. The Socket, or IP to use for communicating with the clamd Daemon.
#    You enter either the full path to the UNIX socket file or the IP
#    address the daemon is listening on.
# 3. The ClamD Lock file should be created by clamd init script in most
#    cases. If it is not then the entry should be blank.
# 4. If MailScanner is running on a system with more then 1 CPU core (or
#    more than 1 CPU) then you can set "Clamd Use Threads" to "yes" to
#    speed up the scanning, otherwise there is no advantage and it
#    be set to "no".
# None of these options can be the filenames of rulesets, they must be
# simple values.
Clamd Port = 3310
Clamd Socket = /tmp/clamd

Are the same as the settings in clamd.conf:

# Path to a local socket file the daemon will listen on.
# Default: disabled
LocalSocket /tmp/clamd


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