Trimming the fat from MailScanner

Mark Sapiro mark at
Mon Feb 8 20:31:54 UTC 2016

On 02/08/2016 10:31 AM, Kai Schaetzl wrote:
> As for update_virus_scanners, I see I have it in cron.hourly, while the 
> clamd updates insist on placing freshclam in cron.daily.

True, but if you run freshclam as a daemon instead, it defaults to 12
daily checks.

The Debian/Ubuntu clamav-freshclam package runs freshclam as a daemon
with 24 daily checks, so for Debian/Ubuntu at least,
update_virus_scanners is redundant. I have Disabled=yes in

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