[Mimedefang] patches/support of off-server clamd implimentation? (fwd)

John Nemeth jnemeth at victoria.tc.ca
Mon May 24 05:56:44 EDT 2010

On Sep 8,  3:55am, Tom Brown wrote:
} On Wed, 21 Apr 2010, Dave O'Neill wrote:
} >  On Wed, Apr 21, 2010 at 10:34:37AM -0700, Tom Brown wrote:
} > >   The reason for this post is to ask if such patches would be likely to 
} > >   make
} > >   it into the mainstream? Or possibly if others have already done this?
} >
} >  At some point in the near future, I'd like to convert MIMEDefang to use
} >  File::VirusScan (see http://search.cpan.org/perldoc?File::VirusScan).  This
} >  is essentially the existing MIMEDefang antivirus integration code pulled out
} >  and modularized into something a bit more maintainable.
} >
} >  Patches against File::VirusScan::Engine::Daemon::ClamAV::Clamd to use a
} >  host/port will definitely be accepted, and might be enough of a spur to get
} >  David or I to finally finish integrating the module back into MIMEDefang.
} >
} >  If you feel like implementing this, take a look at the other
} >  File::VirusScan::Engine::Daemon subclasses for inspiration, as some of them
} >  already handle taking a host/port instead of a UNIX socket.
} File-Virus wants perl 5.008. The boxes that are short of ram are by definition 
} old boxes which aren't that current... and changing perl is a big change, 

     Perl 5.8 is ancient.  It was released in July 2002.  CPAN says
that versions prior to 5.8 are unsupported.  Most people are using 5.10
which was released in December 2007.  And, for people that want to work
on the bleeding edge, 5.12 was released in April 2010.  Your systems
are out of date by almost eight years!  It is completely unreasonable
to expect anybody to support such ancient systems.

}-- End of excerpt from Tom Brown

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