[CentOS] Clamd and Amavis

Ned Slider ned at unixmail.co.uk
Mon Apr 13 19:29:42 UTC 2009


Anne Wilson wrote:
> On Monday 13 April 2009 12:31:15 Kai Schaetzl wrote:
>> Anne Wilson wrote on Mon, 13 Apr 2009 10:00:40 +0100:
>>> I came unstuck with the instruction regarding the LocalSocket.  If I
>>> change that in clamd.conf to $MYHOME/amavisd.sock or $MYHOME/clamd the
>>> clamd service won't start, saying the socket doesn't exist.
>> And maybe that's true, did you check whether it exists?
> 
> It doesn't. I'm under the impression that a socket cannot be manually created, 
> but has to be created by the application, so I simply don't know what to do 
> about this.
> 

My tired brain has only just digested the above paragraph - my guess 
would be that the clamav user doesn't have permissions to write to 
$MYHOME so can't create the socket?

My socket is located at /var/run/clamav/clamd and the /var/run/clamav 
dir is owned by clamav:clamav with 755 perms. The clamav user is also a 
member of the amavis group.





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