ClamAV Mailscanner not using clamd

Ghetti, Ron Ron.Ghetti at
Tue Feb 3 21:37:52 GMT 2009

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On Tue, Feb 3, 2009 at 9:50 PM, Ghetti, Ron
<Ron.Ghetti at> wrote:
> Hi,
>  this one seems to be eluding me, I've got the settings in
> MailScanner.conf
>  setup, clamav-daemon is installed and a running process based on
>>  ps ax | grep [c]lamd
>>4957  ?   Ss      0:06    /usr/sbin/clamd
> So I'm looking for some indication that it is being used properly.
>  Any suggestions ?

Try "MailScanner --lint" for some diagnostic output. Also send the
Eicar test virus through your mail server and look in the logs for
INFECTED, if it's clamscan being used it will say FOUND.


Thanks Peter, that helps.
It doesn't see it for some reason and there appears to be no wrapper
Script to run it in /opt/MailScanner/lib

Guess I'll need to find one somewhere....



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