[Mimedefang] MD and ClamAV

Jon Rowlan jon.rowlan at sads.com
Thu Jul 22 03:49:18 EDT 2010

>> What would be the preferred and recommended way to use ClamAV with

> None, I guess, because it all depends on your situation.

>> They both need to use or have access to a .sock

> Not only that, they need to have access to the same files to scan,
namely the spool directory of Mimedefang, where the Work dirs are 
> located.

>> So should I run Clam as defang or change perms so that both Clam and

> If you use ClamAV for Mimedefang only, I would recommend the "defang" 
> method. It also does not hurt to relocate the ClamAV socket into the
Mimedefang dir.

>> I would really like to know others ideas of how to make these two
>> together.
>> I guess chmod 777 is not a good idea :-)

> It won't help scanning files.

> IMHO, you can also think about running ClamAV as root, esp. if it is a
dedicated server.

Great thanks Stephen, I am not a million miles away with my standard

Good to know someone else agrees with me though :-)



More information about the MIMEDefang mailing list