Toomas Aas toomas.aas at
Tue Mar 9 11:17:38 PST 2004


> WARN: all primary virus scanners failed, considering backups
> I looked on the clamav web site and found this statement:
> clamscan is enabled automatically if clamscan binary is found at
> amavisd-new starup time. clamd is activated by uncommenting its entry in
> the @av_scanners list, file /etc/amavisd.conf.
> I see in my amavisd.conf file that the 'Clam Antivirus-clamd' entry
> under @av_scanners is commented out, should it not be?

You should uncomment it. As you do it, pay attention to the comments 
immediately following the clamd entry in amavisd.conf - they tell you 
how to get clamd and amavisd working together. In a nutshell, you need 
to make sure that filename of clamd socket is correct in amavisd.conf 
and that clamd runs as the same user who is running amavisd. Besides 
changing clamav.conf this involves some tinkering with file/directory 
permissions (of clamav files/directories), but this is all pretty 

> clamscan is what amavisd is resorting to after the Warning, is this a
> bad thing? 

They say that virus scanning via clamd is faster than via clamscan, but 
I haven't really done any measurements.
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