[Mimedefang] md_syslog not working Mimedefang 2.71

Jon Rowlan jon.rowlan at sads.com
Mon May 5 14:44:54 EDT 2014

On Mon, 28 Apr 2014, Jon Rowlan wrote:

>Clamdscan works fine at the command line, its just that I am struggling

>to get the clam scan of any kind working via the socket.

Did you configure MIMEdefang somehow to use that socket?

This is my /etc/mail/mimedefang.pl.conf on a debian server:

--------- 8< ---------------------------------------------------
# Mimedefang configuration file
# This file is a perl file which gets 'require'd from mimedefang # You
can set the virus-scanner paths etc.
# See mimedefang.pl

$Features{'Path:QUARANTINEDIR'} = '/var/spool/MD-Quarantine';
$Features{'Virus:CLAMAV'} = '/usr/bin/clamscan';
$Features{'Virus:CLAMD'} = 1; $ClamdSock = '/var/run/clamav/clamd.ctl';

# DO NOT delete the next line, or Perl will complain.
--------- 8< ---------------------------------------------------

Debian modified /usr/bin/mimedefang.pl to 'require' this file.

I have just discovered that I do not have clamscan on my server but
clamdscan appears to work from the command line.

So I think that means that I have a correctly configured daemonised clam
install and clamdscan will using the socket I presume?

Thanks Kees,


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