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I've got ASSP installed on my server and have disabled Spamassassin. ASSP is fantastic, I highly recommend it.

Note: I am only recommending ASSP, not the services of Radio Head, because I installed ASSP myself. Being able to access it via Cpanel sounds like a great idea, though.
 

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I've got ASSP installed on my server and have disabled Spamassassin. ASSP is fantastic, I highly recommend it.

Note: I am only recommending ASSP, not the services of Radio Head, because I installed ASSP myself. Being able to access it via Cpanel sounds like a great idea, though.
My scripts creates a flat file with all local email (included forwarders) and localdomain. The scripts executes 1000 email each second (on a slow server) ,
so I set a 30 minute cron to mantain the list updated. Using the flat file assp will accept and send messages only from this list (local email and local domain) . There are several advantages using this .
There are other scripts for cpanel web interface ; clients can enable/disable several spam filters , and most important they can see log, to see rejected and spam tagged email .
On the log file , there is a button to put in whitelist a false positive .
I also install assp to run as a service .

The really big advantage of assp is the really really LOW cpu usage compared with spamassasin or other similar server wide spam configurations.

On an old server Pentium IV celeron 1.8 Ghz with 1 GB ram , over 120 acounts , assp is currently processing a medium of 28970 email /day with a medium cpu usage of only 17.63% !!

Using spamassasin server wide the same server was near to crash each time , and I was forced to disable clamd . Talking about features , there is no comparison between spamassin and assp. assp simple beats all .
 

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On an old server Pentium IV celeron 1.8 Ghz with 1 GB ram , over 120 acounts , assp is currently processing a medium of 28970 email /day with a medium cpu usage of only 17.63% !!
>>>>>>>>>>>>>

about 20 days the cpu average usage for assp is now only 13.68% avg !
 
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email processed 203652 (7903.6 per day)
13.33% cpu average

Talking about cpu usage , there is no comparison with other server wide spam/antivirus configurations. Did you try to install a server wide antivirus/antispam solution on a pentium IV celeron with 1 GB ram and with about 8000 emai/day and http traffic ?
If you try it , your server will simply crash . If I am not saying the true , reply here !

With assp , I am having a 13.33% cpu average after 25 days of usage !!!

What features offer assp ? No comparison with other server wide solutions, simply read the features list from assp web site ...

As soon I will have the time , I will write an how to , so you will be able to install it yourself on cpanel , and I'll sell only php scripts which will permit you to use assp per domain on a cpanel server , and will permit you to offer an assp cpanel interface ,
plus detailed log of rejected/tagged email per domains and per subdomains.

For now I offer only installation service simply because I have no time to write
an how to. I will do it as possible , after the holidays.

The installation is "set and forget" . Once installed you have only to update
assp perl file and the script interface files when available.
If you don't like it you need simply to remove the assp folder (assp is only a perl file !)

Assp requires a clean exim file (whm advanced settings all fileds empty except of one line to connect with assp) , since it does all the spam work before
the mail reach exim !! The exim work will be only to receive and send email.

The emails reach assp > assp controls the emails > and then the email arrives to exim !

dictionary attacks ? forget it ! Only existent/local email will receive email !
rbl confused exim settings ? forget it !
exim with advanced confused settings ? forget it !
spamassasin overloading the server ? forget it !
server load problems ? forget it !
other other advantages !

try it and you'll love it !
 
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"how to" is 80% complete
 
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"how to" is 80% complete , I will finish it on monday !

My "how to" is to install assp with a cpanel web interface which permits to use assp per domain .
did you finish this how-to. I have assp running on my server, but i need it to be a per domain solution or at least send emails marked as spam to appropriate user folders. anybody got a solution to this?
 

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I've installed ASSP on a Cpanel server, but when I look at the /var/log/exim_mainlog I can see an error. This is a bit from the logs:

2006-12-23 23:38:10 exim 4.52 daemon started: pid=26150, -q1h, listening for SMTP on [127.0.0.1]:125
2006-12-23 23:38:10 Start queue run: pid=26151
2006-12-23 23:38:10 socket bind() to port 125 for address 127.0.0.1 failed: Address already in use: waiting 30s before trying again (9 more tries)
As you can see it listens on port 125 for SMTP. But then it says port 125 is already in use. Now from what I've found, this is due to exim starting SMTPS which is supposed to be on port 465, but instead it tries to listen on port 125 again. Is anyone else seeing this in their logs?

Does anyone have a solution for this?
 

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I've installed ASSP on a Cpanel server, but when I look at the /var/log/exim_mainlog I can see an error. This is a bit from the logs:



As you can see it listens on port 125 for SMTP. But then it says port 125 is already in use. Now from what I've found, this is due to exim starting SMTPS which is supposed to be on port 465, but instead it tries to listen on port 125 again. Is anyone else seeing this in their logs?

Does anyone have a solution for this?
I had a similar issue when I first installed ASSP. The following solution worked for me.

The problem is some spam gets stuck in the mail queue and when the max number of messages held in queue is reached, exim fails with the error quoted above.

The solution is to look in the ASSP control panel under "Network Setup" for this option: SMTP Idle Timeout and set it to something like 120. This will give messages two minutes to get out or fail.

Also, have you set up the ASSP control panel with the correct ports? Under "Network Support" make sure SMTP Destination is set at 127.0.0.1:125 and the Listen Port is set at 25.

Don't forget to edit your exim config to add this:
# Redirect MTA to port 125 to enable ASSP
local_interfaces = 127.0.0.1.125
 
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This happens each time you stop and start assp service .

socket bind() to port 125 for address 127.0.0.1 failed: Address already in use: waiting 30s before trying again (9 more tries)

After the 10 attempts the errors stops. It was discussed on assp mailing list too , and it does NOT cause any problem to assp and exim .Simply ignore this socket bind warning .
 

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Thanks Radio_Head, that's what I missed, didn't find that in the mailing lists.

Also, where are whitelists and the other lists stored?

The problem I've got is file permissions. ASSP is running as the user nobody, but the files in /usr/local/assp/ are owned by root. So I've had to change some group ownerships to nobody so that they can be updated.

ASSP has been running overnight and there are some whitelisted email addresses, but I can't see exactly where it stores these email addresses. If I stop and start ASSP now, the whitelist starts from new again.

Does anyone have a complete list of files that we're supposed to create and also file permissions and ownership of all the files please?
 

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One last error:

Dec-24-06 11:54:49 File::Scan::ClamAV module version 1.8 installed but not available, error: Cannot connect to 'localhost:3310': IO::Socket::INET: connect: Connection refused
Any ideas? I've turned off firewall and tried it and no luck.
 
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