[Mimedefang] performance tuning tips
David F. Skoll
dfs at roaringpenguin.com
Sat Mar 16 02:01:18 EST 2002
On Fri, 15 Mar 2002, John Coy wrote:
> I'm only using MDF for scanning viruses. I'm using the
> message_contains_virus_nai() function to do this.
That's probably what eats up your CPU -- it forks and execs a process to
do the filtering.
What you need is a virus-scanner which stays resident in memory and
accepts scan requests over a socket or pipe. I don't know if NAI
has this feature, but some commercial virus-scanners do.
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