[Mimedefang] Developer release of Email::VirusScan

James Ebright jebright at esisnet.com
Fri Apr 11 08:20:30 EDT 2008

I can set you up with a shell account on a centos 5 box to ytest fprot and
fprotd if you would like, just let me know. I would need the public IP you
would be connecting from to allow you into ssh. 


On Thu, 10 Apr 2008 14:16:37 -0400, Dave O'Neill wrote
> As the next step on the road to cleaning up the mimedefang.pl code, I've
> factored the virus scanner integration out into a separate set of
> modules -- Email::VirusScan.
> The modules are now available as a developer release on CPAN, available
> from http://search.cpan.org/dist/Email-VirusScan/
> The virus scanning engines supported are all of those supported by
> MIMEDefang, with the exception of two or three that I didn't bother
> converting as they appeared to be entirely obsolete.
> In a future release of MIMEDefang, this virus scanner code will replace
> the current virus scanner methods in mimedefang.pl.  The immediate
> benefit will be the removal of about 2k lines of virus scanner code 
> in favour of loading only the necessary modules.  This should save a 
> couple hundred kb of memory per scanning slave.  In the long term, 
> being able to validate and test virus scanner plugins outside of 
> MIMEDefang should be a big win.
> But first, before it gets integrated into MIMEDefang, it needs testing.
> The ClamAV::Clamscan and ClamAV::Daemon modules are relatively well
> tested, but the modules for scanners I don't have access to are 
> almost entirely untested.
> I would appreciate it if anyone using one of the supported virus engines
> would download this code, try it out, and provide feedback.   Patches
> and bug reports can be sent to the list or to me directly.
> Alternatively, if you are willing to provide me with shell access on 
> a system with one of the supported scanners, I will run the tests 
> and make any necessary fixes.
> Cheers,
> Dave
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