sendmail and clamav milter setting

Dan Nelson dnelson at
Thu Jul 21 16:43:22 GMT 2005

In the last episode (Jul 21), Patrick Dung said:
> I have a clamd server(antivirus server), opening TCP connection
> instead of the unix domain socket.
> Next, I have another separate sendmail server. Now I want to do virus
> scanning.
> So, should the clamav-milter daemon be on the sendmail server or the
> antivirus server?
> I have this configuration and this works:
> Sendmail SRV <-local domain socket-> clamav-milter <- tcp -> clamd
> server (server A) (server A) (server b)

This is probably slightly faster than the one below, since the
sendmail-milter connection is more chatty (you may get a callback for
each header, etc).
> Or this is the correct one:
> Sendmail SRV <-tcp-> clamav-milter <- tcp/domain socket -> clamd server
> (server A) (server b) (server b)

	Dan Nelson
	dnelson at

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