[Mimedefang] Perl problems with Mimedefang 2.1 on Solaris 6 : Perl process did not finish

David F. Skoll dfs at roaringpenguin.com
Tue Dec 4 16:46:38 EST 2001

On Tue, 4 Dec 2001, Stephane Lentz wrote:

> => I'm using one the "stock" example filters lauching mimedefang
> through this command :
>  /usr/local/bin/mimedefang -d -f \
>  /usr/local/src/mimedefang-2.2-BETA-3/examples/suggested-minimum-filter-for-windows-clients -p /var/mimedefang.sock

Ah.:-)  That explains it.  Do NOT launch it that way!

The "-f" option to MIMEDefang specifies the scanner program, NOT the filter to

What you must do is copy (or symlink) the filter to /etc/mail/mimedefang-filter
and start MIMEDefang like this:

/usr/local/bin/mimedefang -p /var/mimedefang.sock


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