[Mimedefang] Connect to clamav/clamd and/or SA on other host

C.M. Burns montiburns at googlemail.com
Mon Jun 23 13:34:07 EDT 2008

Michiel Brandenburg schrieb:
> C.M. Burns wrote:
>> is there any possibility to use spamassassin and clamv daemons that 
>> run on another host as mimedefang?
> Yes this is possible.  For spamassassin we are using 
> Mail::SpamAssassin::Client ( remember to use IO::Capture::Stdout 
> capturing around the process function as when something goes wrong it 
> will print to stdout messing up mimedefang's client/server 
> communication ).
> For clamav we are scanning localhost only.  Clamav (unlike 
> spamassassin) does not play wel with load balancers. I'm currently 
> looking into a clam-milter implementation so that clamd can be 
> balanced but have not implemented this in our production servers.
thanks for the info! meanwhile I implemented the spamd/spamc patch from 
the mimedefang home, and it works like a charm!
at the moment 3 mailservers with mimedefang use a central spamd server 
and so far no problems.

what exactly should be the problem in using a central clamd installation?


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