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cPanel MailScanner problem...

Discussion in 'E-mail Discussion' started by haze, Aug 23, 2003.

  1. haze

    haze Well-Known Member

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    Ok, I first installed the cpanel mailscanner on 2 servers a few weeks back and they worked fine untill day 2. No mail was being delivered at all. So I uninstalled it. I have it another go today just to test my luck and still not sending. I see this error when mailscanner is started up:

    opendir(./../../..): Permission denied at /usr/mailscanner/bin/MailScanner line 181

    I had a look at line 181, and I couldn't figure out for the life of me what permissions are mucked up where. Has anyone else experienced this problem and possibly resolved it?

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  3. haze

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    Sorry to bring up an oldish thread people.

    I was using the cpanel installer, im a bit iffy about using the cpanelplus method. I am also considering giving exiscan a shot, but im told it will be included with exim soon ( not sure how soon, soon is :/ ). Now that exim.antivirus isn't working.. well partially anyways I really need a solution to block .exe files.

    Has anyone had the above error? If so, were you able to resolve it?

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    How do you mean? Exim.antivirus seems to be working fine. :confused:
     
  5. haze

    haze Well-Known Member

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    I just sort of heard it through the grapevine.. and i've got clients getting exe file attachments though they should not be getting through.

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    danielaugustus Well-Known Member

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    I'm having the same problem as well . My server stops sending mail when I start MailScanner

    Any solution ?
     
  7. haze

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    Well, with the resent SCO worm / virus going around, I thought i'd give mailscanner another go. I had a bit of time to trouble shoot the problem I was having and finally figured it out. Just to refresh:

    After installing mailscanner, the install log showed:

    opendir(./../../..): Permission denied at /usr/mailscanner/bin/MailScanner line 181

    The error would also show up when I would try and restart mailscanner.

    So looking in /usr/mailscanner/bin/MailScanner line 181 I found:

    $WorkDir = getcwd();

    After some research, I decided to re-install the Cwd module for perl via WHM. It seems this somehow got corrupt or just was buggy.. i dunno. So after that I:
    1. killall -9 MailScanner
    Then started mailscanner again:
    /usr/mailscanner/bin/check_mailscanner

    No error, and mail is flowing through just as it should :)
     
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    I forgot to mention this.. seems to be a little bug in the install script.

    These 3 lines:

    Code:
    print "Installing Perl Modules...";
    ssystem("/scripts/perlinstaller","MIME::Base64","File::Spec","HTML::Tagset","HTML::Parser","MIME::Tools","File::Temp","Convert::TNEF");
    print "Done\n";
    They need to be commented out and the modules installed by hand via WHM as this no longer seems to work.
     
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    damainman Well-Known Member

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    The exim with cpanel has an antivirus by default or does it need to be enabled/installed manually?
     
  10. haze

    haze Well-Known Member

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    By default it only filters out certain attachment filetypes. It does not come with antivirus system, this you need to do on your own.
     
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    I had similar problems after I installed MailScanner - never got any emails again. The problem was solved after I do a graceful reboot from WHM and restart BIND.
     
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