ClamAV Mailscanner not using clamd

Martin Hepworth maxsec at
Thu Feb 5 16:21:40 GMT 2009

2009/2/5 Ghetti, Ron <Ron.Ghetti at>:
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> From: mailscanner-bounces at
> [mailto:mailscanner-bounces at] On Behalf Of Rick
> Cooper
> Sent: Wednesday, February 04, 2009 10:17 PM
> To: 'MailScanner discussion'
> Subject: RE: ClamAV Mailscanner not using clamd
> [...]
> If you disable the clamavmodule (in MailScanner) and just use clamd the
> clamav perl module is not required. The clamd code is 100% internal and
> speaks directly to the clamd daemon it's self, thus it's not affected by
> changes in the as is the perl based ClamAVModule code. Of
> course I think you should stay up to date with MS but I personally am at
> version 4.67.6 myself because I haven't had the time to update the
> patches I
> have to apply to MailScanner with each update (for special functionality
> I
> require). All I am really saying I guess is the version you are running
> will
> work fine with a properly installed ClamAV package and MS configuration.
> Rick
> Ok, I see what you mean, that actually sounds fairly easy to deal with.
> As far as permissions go, I guess I would just add the clamav user to
> the postfix group then.
> Does that sound about right ?
> I don't think I want any of these processes running as root if you know
> what I mean.
> Thanks
> -Ron
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basically 'yes'.

You need to make sure the clamd.conf settings are correct including
the ability for the clamav user to assume secondary groups..

AllowSupplementaryGroups = yes

from memory...

Martin Hepworth
Oxford, UK

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