clamavmodule or clamd ?

Randal, Phil prandal at
Tue Mar 31 14:20:58 IST 2009

In my experience, it's much better with clamd.


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-----Original Message-----
From: mailscanner-bounces at
[mailto:mailscanner-bounces at] On Behalf Of Eddie
Sent: 31 March 2009 14:15
To: MailScanner discussion
Subject: clamavmodule or clamd ?

Hi all,

We currently run a chunk of servers and am having real grief with the
perl clamav module.  Our servers currently use clamavmodule in their
scanning.  What would be the issues if we switched to clamd - i.e. would
this slow things down/speed them up, not make a difference?


Eddie Hallahan
Enterprise Management Consulting

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