[CentOS] How to add ClamAV to Postfix?

Xn Nooby xnooby at gmail.com
Sat Mar 21 19:45:40 UTC 2009


On Sat, Mar 21, 2009 at 2:06 PM, Craig White <craigwhite at azapple.com> wrote:
> On Sat, 2009-03-21 at 13:37 -0400, Xn Nooby wrote:
>> I sent this email to the Rehdat list, but I thought the Centos users
>> might be more inclined to have the command-line solution I am looking
>> for, so I thought I would post it here too:
>>
>> I would like to add anti-virus to my email server. Currently I have
>> Postfix, Dovecot, PHP, and Squirrelmail installed.  The users only use
>> Squirrelmail to access mail. I am looking for command-line
>> instructions, since I have limited access to the server itself (I am
>> using SSH). ClamAV seems to be most common linux AV package, so I
>> assume I should be using that.
>>
>> I'm not sure if I should be using Amavisd or MailScanner, or neither.
>> I believe I need one of them to act as the glue that connects Postfix
>> to ClamAV. Apparently none of these packages
>> (Amavisd/MailScanner/ClamAV) are part of RHEL5, so I have to get the
>> RPMS from somewhere else.
>>
>> Is there some standard way of adding AV to Postfix?
> ----
> clearly the best way is to add a wrapper program like amavisd-new or
> MailScanner which handles spamassassin and which ever combination of
> anti-virus programs you use.
>
> The postfix list and primary author, Wietse will tell you flat out not
> to use MailScanner (there's something personal between Wietse and
> Julian, the author of MailScanner) but I found amavisd-new to be a PITA
> and just love MailScanner myself and have never had issues with
> integrating MailScanner into Postfix mail queue.
>
> rpmforge has clamav/clamdb packages. MailScanner is available from
> http://www.mailscanner.info
>
> Craig
>
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Now rpmforge.net is now redirecting me to rpmrepo.org, which has an
invalid security certificate. Something I should be concerned about?
I don't think it did that yesterday.


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