[Mimedefang] Using clamdscan --fdpass

Daniel O'Connor doconnor at gsoft.com.au
Tue Jul 23 21:25:30 EDT 2013

On 23/07/2013, at 23:32, David F. Skoll <dfs at roaringpenguin.com> wrote:
> On Tue, 23 Jul 2013 08:17:14 +0930
> "Daniel O'Connor" <doconnor at gsoft.com.au> wrote:
>> I'm aware of that possibility, it doesn't seem very elegant to do so
>> though.
> I guess elegance is in the eye of the beholder. :)

As always :)

> I will take a patch using --fdpass, but not as originally posted.  Instead,
> we should make new virus-scanning routines entity_contains_virus_clamdscan
> and message_contains_virus_clamdscan that are analogous to the *_clamav
> versions but that invoke clamdscan --fdpass

OK. fair enough, I will work on that.

What about modifying the clamd routines to use IO::FDPass? That would add another dependency to MD though, however I have some prototype code which uses it and File::Find to scan the files.

Daniel O'Connor software and network engineer
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