[CentOS] Clamd not working

Ralph Angenendt ra+centos at br-online.de
Sat Jun 28 12:49:24 UTC 2008

AnneWilson wrote:
> I tried starting clamd from a ssh session and this is what I saw:
> service clamd start
> Starting Clam AntiVirus Daemon: Limits: Global size limit set to 104857600 
> bytes.
> Limits: File size limit set to 26214400 bytes.
> Limits: Recursion level limit set to 16.
> Limits: Files limit set to 10000.
> Archive support enabled.
> Algorithmic detection enabled.
> Portable Executable support enabled.
> ELF support enabled.
> Detection of broken executables enabled.
> Mail files support enabled.
> OLE2 support enabled.
> PDF support enabled.
> HTML support enabled.
> Self checking every 1800 seconds.
> Socket file removed.
> Pid file removed.
> --- Stopped at Sat Jun 28 10:13:34 2008
>                                                            [  OK  ]
>  It appeared to hang at the 'self checking' line, and I left it for several 
> minutes before using Ctrl-C. 

It looks as if it isn't started as a daemon from within your start
script (meaning that it doesn't detach and go into the background).

Do you somehow have an uncommented


in your /etc/clamd.conf?

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