clamav port...

Oliver Eikemeier eikemeier at
Wed Mar 17 04:46:24 PST 2004

Evren Yurtesen wrote:

> leafy wrote:
>>On Wed, Mar 17, 2004 at 12:27:23PM +0100, Oliver Eikemeier wrote:
>>>Evren Yurtesen wrote:
>>>>Can you make it so that the installer can choose under which 
>>>>username/group the clamav port will operate instead of using the default 
>>>clamav-devel does this. Is this a useful feature?
>>Yes, if you want it to work with amavisd-new. They will have to use the 
>>same username (vscan in this my case).
>>Jiawei Ye
> I am using qmail scanner and I had the same problem...and its not just
> enough to set the username in clamav.conf file. Because then it is not
> able to write to the log files chowned to clamav user...

I solved this problem with exim by adding clamav to a group that is able
to read the mail files (mail in this case), but not write them, which is
IMHO a better solution that using the same user. Is this possible for vscan
and qscand too?

If not, I agree that we need this. But I would prefer the group solution,
since that is what users and groups are there for.


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