Spam and Viruses, Vandalism-l, the Mailing List from Hell.
martin at dc.cis.okstate.edu
Sat Jan 27 12:23:49 UTC 2007
Paul Schmehl writes:
> Uvscan is McAfee's antivirus product. Did you install it? There's a conf
> file in the files directory of that port. It defines AVSCANNER as "/usr/
> local/bin/uvscan". That would require that you have McAfee Antivirus for
> FreeBSD installed. If this machine handles lots of mail, I wouldn't
> you use that. Uvscan launches a shell for each time it's called, and it
> will suck a lot of cpu and memory (based on our extensive comparison
Thank you very much. I was a little fuzzy about how the
mcAfee product with its data base got there or what it looked
It is probably not worth the extra load to have
antivirus-milter on there although I see now that had mcAfee
been there, it would have probably done its job.
I am the only major inbound Email account on that system,
but it is a rather busy workhorse for our group and is already
busy enough that one notices slowdowns at times and, when we
check, it is all legitimate. In this business, paranoia is a virtue.
Again, thanks for your help.
Martin McCormick WB5AGZ Stillwater, OK
OSU Information Technology Department Network Operations Group
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