[Mimedefang] Simple test mimedefang, how ?]

Bill Friedman linguafr at sbcglobal.net
Sun Jul 6 14:02:01 EDT 2003

I'm in the same boat as this guy running 8.12.9 and md 2.34 on RH8. 
 Sendmail is starting mimedefang but mail is not getting scanned.  

Jul  5 21:08:39 wendy mimedefang-multiplexor: started; minSlaves=2, 
maxSlaves=10, maxRequests=500, maxIdleTime=300, busyTimeout=300, 
Jul  5 21:08:39 wendy mimedefang-multiplexor: Starting slave 0 (pid 
21359) (1 running): Bringing slaves up to minSlaves (2)
Jul  5 21:08:39 wendy mimedefang[21368]: Multiplexor alive - entering 
main loop
Jul  5 21:08:40 wendy sendmail[21369]: alias database /etc/mail/aliases 
rebuilt by billf
Jul  5 21:08:40 wendy sendmail[21369]: /etc/mail/aliases: 42 aliases, 
longest 22 bytes, 431 bytes total
Jul  5 21:08:40 wendy sendmail[21380]: starting daemon (8.12.9): 
SMTP+queueing at 01:00:00
Jul  5 21:08:40 wendy sm-msp-queue[21390]: starting daemon (8.12.9): 
queueing at 01:00:00
Jul  5 21:08:42 wendy mimedefang-multiplexor: Starting slave 1 (pid 
21394) (2 running): Bringing slaves up to minSlaves (2)

Also re: the suggestions below, looks like sendmail knows mimedefang is 
the input filter without
having to add the define you've recommended.  Just for kicks, I added 
it, rebuilt the .cf file and shows the same two refs to mimedefang as 
before adding the line

define(`confINPUT_MAIL_FILTERS', `mimedefang')dnl

Should I see other references?

# grep mimedefang /etc/mail/sendmail.cf
O InputMailFilters=mimedefang
Xmimedefang, S=unix:/var/spool/MIMEDefang/mimedefang.sock, T=S:5m;R:5m

What's special about this define that was also suggested?
define(`MILTER', `1')dnl

I'm still looking for additional things to try to get mimedefang working 
-it's been a week since I installed it.  I'm sure there's some simple thing
but I'm getting weary.  See my sendmail-mimedefang-spamassassin thread 
for more details.


Paul wrote:

>>Who tell me what I have to add to sendmail.mc and sendmail.cf
>>to run MIMEdefang?
>>I added only in sendmail.mc
>>`S=unix:/var/spool/MIMEDefang/mimedefang.sock, T=S:5m;R:5m')
>Do you also have the 2nd line needed, as stated in the docs? 
>define(`confINPUT_MAIL_FILTERS', `mimedefang')dnl
>so sendmail knows about MD?
>Hope this helps.

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