[CentOS] Centos 7.2.1511 with sendmail and a problem with clamav

Fri Sep 30 01:48:28 UTC 2016
Gregory P. Ennis <PoMec at PoMec.Net>

On Sep 29, 2016, at 5:56 PM, Gregory P. Ennis <PoMec at PoMec.net> wrote:
> I had set the log file in scan.conf to be /var/log/clamd.scan having
> the user and group name of clamscan and protections of -rw-rw-rw-

I don’t use ClamAV, but I’ll bet it runs as a non-root user.  In CentOS
7, only root can write to /var/log.

You should create a clamav directory under /var/log and give the ClamAV
user write access to it, then configure ClamAV to write its logs there.

That, or switch to syslog or similar, if ClamAV allows it.



That solved the problem, I created a subdirectory in /var/log as clamd
and changed /etc/clamd.d/scan.conf.

I was not aware that only root can write to /var/log

Thanks again!!!