[Mimedefang] Connect to clamav/clamd and/or SA on other host
montiburns at googlemail.com
Tue Jun 24 01:35:54 EDT 2008
Michiel Brandenburg schrieb:
> Good to hear .. you might want to plan ahead to using more spamd
> servers, if one crashes ppl will not be getting their email and start
> to complain :), not only that but u will only be able to scan about
> 5-7 mails at the same time. Not nearly enough in our situation.
Well, that won't happen, because the spamd server is actually a VM
running on a high availability cluster ;)
There is plenty of power to spawn enough spamd childs.... so this
should(!) be no problem.
>> what exactly should be the problem in using a central clamd
> Clamavd uses an FTP like protocol to talk back to the client. No
> problems if u have one central scanning machines but in our situation
> it would not work, for you it might, remember to open up ports in your
> firewall :). Although clamav is a lot more robust than spamassassin I
> have seen it dying for strange reasons. We would rather have one clamd
> scanning only for that server and it temp failing delivery if that
> failed. Our secondary would pick up the slack.
> Because of that FTP like protocol it cannot be balanced. clam-milter
> will "wrap" all them connections though a single port. This can be
> balanced. There are some discussions / patches in the clamav mailing
i have not heard of this, indeed a problem...
are you using the milter with postfix?
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