[Mimedefang] Fwd: Re: clamav vs clamd vs clamscan

Cliff Hayes chayes at afo.net
Tue Oct 14 09:35:47 EDT 2014

I did the following and it worked:

su -s /bin/bash clamav
cd /var/spool/MIMEDefang
cat mimedefang-multiplexor.pid

So clamav user is able to look at defang's directory but clamd still 
can't if mimedefang calls it to do a virus check.

On 10/13/2014 4:54 PM, Les Mikesell wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 13, 2014 at 4:46 PM, Cliff Hayes <chayes at afo.net> wrote:
>> Two problems:
>> a) the shell for clamav is set to /sbin/nologin so I can't su to it ...
>> should I change the shell?
> You can do: "su -s /bin/bash clamav'.
>> b) the email files clamd is trying to look at never stay on the server for
>> more than a second or two.
> At least see if you can access anything that needs the defang group.
> If it doesn't work manually, then there group is set up wrong.  If it
> does, something must be wrong with the clamd startup that it isn't
> picking up the group membership.

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