jesse at wingnet
Sep 3, 2003, 10:52 AM
Post #4 of 4
Tom Walsh wrote:
> ::Howdy list,
> ::My operating system is FreeBSD 4.8-RELEASE (and 5.1-RELEASE
> ::on my devel box).
> ::I'm currently running qmail + qmail-scanner + ClamAV, and
> ::I'm wondering if I should be using AmaVis? I'd appreciate
> ::it if anyone running ClamAV and qmail would share their
> ::experience with the scanner they chose (i.e. qmail-scanner,
> ::AmaVis, other) and why they chose it.
> ::I chose to go with qmail-scanner because the AmaVis project
> ::appears to be fragmented. I see a lot of subprojects, like
> ::AmaVis-ng, amavisd, etc...
> ::Also, I'm familiar with QMAILQUEUE at this point, and I
> ::thought I'd go with what I know. But now I'm starting to
> ::wonder if a daemonized scanner might give me better
> ::Looking forward to hearing everyone's thoughts on the matter!
> We are an ISP in South Alabama that is using a combination of
> qmail/vpopmail + ClamAV + spamassassin tied together with maildrop at the
> users .qmail level (under FBSD 4.8).
> We didn't want to do scanning on all email due to the amount of email we
> process daily (500K+ messages a day). We also wanted to allow the
> customers a certain level of control over spamassassin (user defined
> scores from mysql).
> I have several scripts (both maildrop and shell scripts for wrapping
> clamscan into maildrop) available if you are interested.
Yes please, for both.
We run a similar setup: qmail + vpopmail + Courier IMAP + sqwebmail + maildrop.
But maildrop isn't currently accessible to normal users. I just use it for
staff IMAP accounts.
I _like_ QMAILQUEUE for it's flexibility. In fact, have a custom Python
filtering script that I wrote for special purposes which does a great
job under QMAILQUEUE. However, my Python script is highly optimized
for the task at hand, and I'm not sure I can say the same about qmail-scanner.
Also I'm not too keen on running Perl in the qmail-queue "pipeline". Firstly,
I don't particularly care for Perl as a language (even though I frequently
use it for many Sys Admin scripts), and secondly, I'd rather keep the number
of interpretted, low level mail server filtering scripts to a minimum.
My manager has also expressed interest in "selective" virus protection,
perhaps on a per domain or even a per user basis.
Anyway, I'd love to see what you've got. Thanks!
Jesse Guardiani, Systems Administrator
WingNET Internet Services,
P.O. Box 2605 // Cleveland, TN 37320-2605
423-559-LINK (v) 423-559-5145 (f)