phishing.bad.sites.conf v ScamNailer

Mark Sapiro mark at
Sat Dec 19 20:38:16 GMT 2009

Mark Sapiro wrote:
>I just ran it by hand and I got
># update_bad_phishing_sites
>Reading status from /var/spool/MailScanner/quarantine/phishingupdate/status
>Checking that
>/var/spool/MailScanner/quarantine/phishingupdate/cache/2009-506 exists... ok
>Checking that
>exists... ok
>I am working with: Current: 2009-506 - 0 and Status: 2009-506 - 0
>No base update required
>which doesn't say much. I have temporarily removed the > /dev/null 2>&1
>from the command in the cron and I'll post that output when it actually

And here's what I get when there is actually an update:

Reading status from
Checking that
exists... ok
Checking that
exists... ok
I am working with: Current: 2009-506 - 1 and Status: 2009-506 - 0
No base update required
Update required
Updating live file /etc/MailScanner/phishing.bad.sites.conf

So I have no problem connecting to the update site.

Mark Sapiro <mark at>        The highway is for gamblers,
San Francisco Bay Area, California    better use your sense - B. Dylan

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