[Mimedefang] clamd statility issues?

Rob MacGregor rob.macgregor at gmail.com
Thu Mar 8 02:23:07 EST 2007

On 3/7/07, Fernando Gleiser <fgleiser at cactus.fi.uba.ar> wrote:
> orry for the slightly OT
> I'm having some serious stability issues runing MD + clamd + SA on
> FreeBSD boxes.
> Every couple of days, clamd dies for no aparent reason and MD starts
> tempfailing the messages with "problem running virus-scanner"
> This happens on some old 4.11 as well as in some 5.x ones. I tried updating
> clamav but it didn't help.
> Is there anyone else who's seeing this? would it help If I switched from
> clamd to clamscan?

Yeah, if you take a look at the clamav mailing lists you'll see that
there's some pretty major problems being seen by a lot of people.
That said, I've not yet had any problems, though I'm using it for
pretty low traffic volumes (a few hundreds of emails a day).

The port should be updated to 0.90.1 soon and indicators on the
freebsd-stable list is that the latest port (0.90_3) should be ok too
(as it fixes some issues to do with the threading libraries used).

A lot of people have gone back to the 0.8x series until things improve.

                 Please keep list traffic on the list.

Rob MacGregor
      Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he
        doesn't become a monster.                  Friedrich Nietzsche

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