[Mimedefang] A little confusered

Adam Beatham adam at backboard.org
Thu Jun 20 22:10:30 EDT 2002

At 10:06 PM 6/20/2002 -0400, you wrote:

>Crap again.
>Don't get me wrong, I want to learn Perl
>anyway, I just didn't want to do it under duress.
>Anyone have recommendations to aid me in the pursuit?
>Books? Websites? People?

I'm by no means a Perl expert.. by any stretch.  But I'm fond of most 
O'Reilly books, "Learning Perl" is good.. as well as the Cookbook.

> > > Still, it should be filtering *somewhat*, correct?
> > > How could I check to see why it's not?
> >
> > Enable the "-l" option on the multiplexor and check your
> > logs (probably /var/log/maillog).  Check for the presence of
> > an X-Scanned-By: MIMEDefang header.
>Which file is the multiplexor?
>I apologize if that sounds insanely ignorant, but I'm
>starting to get really confused as to which file is what.
>I've only been using Linux for a few months.
>I scanned through the various fles I had printed out today,
>but didn't see one referred to as the "multiplexor".
>Little help?

it's "mimedefang-multiplexor", it will reside whereever the rest of your MD 
binaries were installed.  try "man mimedefang-multiplexor" for more info.

>Also, I noticed something in those mail logs that was warned about.
>It warned that I was running MIMEDefang
>as root (and thus sendmail I'd figure, right?).

most likely, unless you changed what sendmail is running as ..it's running 
as root.  You can change MD to run as a different user by adding "-U 
<username" to the line you use to start it..

-adam, the guy behind the guy behind the guy

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