Alex Broens ms-list at
Sun Sep 14 15:13:23 IST 2008

On 9/14/2008 3:40 PM, Glenn Steen wrote:
> 2008/9/14 Hugo van der Kooij <hvdkooij at>:
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>> Alex Broens wrote:
>>> On 9/14/2008 1:04 PM, Glenn Steen wrote:
>>>> Yes, well... they seem to be indacations of the same thing. So far
>>>> only observed on CentOS 5.2 boxes (I've had reports that it's working
>>>> OK on Slackware as well as Mandriva).
>>> Centos 4.x and older MS release as well (most of my production boxes)
>> Alex can you compare the list of packages on Centos 4 and Centos 5?
>> Could this be a revival of past issues with the perl-IO module?
> Yes, it very much could.
> Then again, I'm not sure exactly what is happening... I suspect even
> Jules is a tad baffled here:-).
>>>> The problem is that the "exploding" of the message as read from the
>>>> queue file fails. It simply returns nothing.
>>> so that's the bug...
>> What would it take to write a seperate program that calls upon the
>> MailScanner code and compare the MailScanner results against postcat?
> Pretty much writing MailScanner for a singel thread....;-). IMO it's
> not that easily separable. Much easier to just ... put some serious
> debug "breakpoints" and printouts at various stages, then running a
> single batch with a singel queue file.
> Which is pretty much what I did on my systems.
>> That way we can find a set of sample queue files to work on and the
>> difference might tell us why it does not work all the time.
> On my systems it did just work, with or without debug code. With Alex
> "bad" files.
> One thing I noted about the quarantined messages on Alex box was that
> they all lacked the message file... Similar infections on my box all
> have trhe expected message, zip-file and executable in the quarantine
> dir. So this is an easy thing to look for, for all youfollowing this
> thread. If you have virus quarantine directories lacking the message
> file (provided you do as Alex and I, and don't quarantine the complete
> queue file!), then you probably suffer from the attachment exploding
> problem.
> If you do, it would be interresting to see if it is, as I suspect,
> solely a CentOS 5.2 (or RHEL) problem.

I can quarantine the whole file.. I thought I was....
what have I done wrong?


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