[Mimedefang] Installed FPScan and it's just hanging and then timing out.

mimedefang at bass-speaker.com mimedefang at bass-speaker.com
Fri Feb 5 08:40:14 EST 2016

That's the bit I don't get - Emulating the call as MD does it, worked, even without the terminal etc, it was only when called from MD that it failed :(

Thanks and Regards,


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From: MIMEDefang [mailto:mimedefang-bounces at lists.roaringpenguin.com] On Behalf Of Dianne Skoll
Sent: 05 February 2016 13:06
To: mimedefang at lists.roaringpenguin.com
Subject: Re: [Mimedefang] Installed FPScan and it's just hanging and then timing out.

On Fri, 5 Feb 2016 07:47:25 +0100 (CET)
Steffen Kaiser <skmimedefang at smail.inf.fh-bonn-rhein-sieg.de> wrote:

> First(ly), I would try to patch mimedefang.pl in sub 
> message_contains_virus_fpscan () to include "--nospin </dev/null" as 
> option to fpscan. --nospin disables the progress bar and </dev/null 
> disables interactivity.

Thanks, Steffen.  I will make that change.

WHY do software developers write virus-scanners that assume interactivity by default?  I mean how many people actually invoke their virus scanners directly from a terminal?


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