[Mimedefang] Perl Mail::ClamAV

David F. Skoll dfs at roaringpenguin.com
Tue Sep 20 12:38:10 EDT 2005

John Rudd wrote:

> Similarly, I don't
> know how they would invoke clamd on an archive without using clamdscan

The way MIMEDefang does it.  The client/server protocol between clamdscan
and clamd is simple and well-documented; it's implemented in Perl in
mimedefang.pl in the subroutine "message_contains_virus_clamd"

> And I think Julian has a bias
> against socket approaches (ex: spamc/spamd sends the message through a
> socket,

Actually, it doesn't.  It sends the filename to scan through a socket,
which is much lower overhead.  (This assumes that the client and clamd
server are on the same machine, of course!)



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