phishing.bad.sites.conf v ScamNailer

Kai Schaetzl maillists at
Thu Dec 17 19:46:51 GMT 2009

Mark Sapiro wrote on Thu, 17 Dec 2009 09:50:41 -0800:

> I don't get it. When I installed the 4.79.4 rpm, it installed a
> /etc/MailScanner/phishing.bad.sites.conf.rpmnew and
> update_phishing_sites runs regularly and gets an aproximately 290K
> phishing.bad.sites.conf.
> What's the problem?

Hm, thanks for *this* info!

I have an older version (June) and Robert may have as well.
I suppose something must have changed since then (e.g. retrieval of the 
hostnames like the scamnailer paackage does it?).

I get this output from running the script:
Reading status from 
Checking that /var/spool/MailScanner/quarantine/phishingupdate/cache/2009
-503 exists... no - reseting..... ok
Checking that /var/spool/MailScanner/quarantine/phishingupdate/cache/-1.0 
exists... ok
I am working with: Current: 2009-504 - 0 and Status: -1 - 0
This is base update
Unable to retrieve :500 Can't connect 
to (connect: timeout)
Update required
Updating live file /etc/MailScanner/phishing.bad.sites.conf
cp: cannot stat 
`/var/spool/MailScanner/quarantine/phishingupdate/cache//2009-504': No 
such file or directory

and this leaves one without a phishing.bad.sites.conf as this has been 
moved to phishing.bad.sites.conf.old which will get eventually overwritten 
with an empty file on the next run.


Kai Schätzl, Berlin, Germany
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