Installed Chirpys Mailscanner/Clamav script - Quick query.

djblamire

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Hi,

I have installed Chirpy's Mailscanner script following his instructions, and everything seems to be working well. (I uninstalled Clamav first, from WHM).

Then, I started to follow Chirpy's instructions to install ClamAV, but I got stuck at the following step:

useradd clamav
groupadd clamav
These already exist, but I presume that is OK, as ClamAV was previously installed.

I download the latest stable version, and when I enter the following command:

./configure

I get the error message:
-bash: ./configure: /bin/sh: bad interpreter: Permission denied

Any idea if I am doing something wrong, or what I need to do ??

Thanks again,
Daniel
 
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djblamire

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That was the problem - Thanks !!

Do people generally find that MailScanner and ClamAV works better than the SpamAssassin and ClamAV that are available from within cpanel itself ??

Thanks
Daniel
 

mctDarren

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It's basically the same thing, with the exception that MS calls clamd and SA instead of Exim directly. But what I love about Chirpy's configuration is the flexability and level of control you have. When you add his MS front end for your clients it's great. And now they just introduced the new MailManage frontend, which I am about to test out. Can't beat it.
 

djblamire

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Do you know if there are any 'free' front-ends that you can install yourself ? - or is the only frontend the Chirpy one, which they would have to install themselves ?

Thanks
Daniel
 

djblamire

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Does Chirpy's solution allow you to get reports of how many emails have been stopped for viruses, spam, etc, and also give you the option of releasing any that appear to be false negatives ??

Thanks!
Daniel
 

mctDarren

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Yes, included in the install is MailWatch - which gives you reports, let's you train your Bayesian database, run reports based on a ton of search parameters - including virus infections, top sending receiving domains, relays, etc.
 

djblamire

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Thank you.

Does it also give you the option of releasing any that appear to be false negatives ??

Thanks!
Daniel
 

mickalo

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MailScanner Specs Question

Hello,

we are also considering having Chirpy's MailScanner service installed, but wanted to know if we should first increase our memory. here is the current specs from our server:
Code:
Current Memory Usage             
total       used       free     shared    buffers     cached
Mem:       1034604     953508      81096      0     152236     378944      
-/+ buffers/cache:     422328     612276
Swap:      2048276          0    2048276
Total:     3082880     953508    2129372
we normally average about 40-45% memory usage daily with a moderate CPU load, and maybe about 3-4000 emails processed daily.


I just want to see if we need to increase our memory before installing MailScanner services.

TIA,
Mickalo
 

mctDarren

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Does it also give you the option of releasing any that appear to be false negatives ??
Yes, you can do that through Mailwatch easily - it has a "Quarantined" section showing the last few things that were stopped at the gate.

I would suggest you check out their FAQ page on it. http://www.configserver.com/sfaq/faqlist.php?catid=3 shows alot of answers to the questions you're asking. :)

Best,
Darren
 

SoftDux

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chirpys solution is only 25 bucks, you can not beat that , especially when considering the long hours of scripting he had to put in!

So do yourself and your clients a faviour and dont be cheap ;)

That's fine to say, if you earn a salary in Dollars, but I don't, and I have to multiply that (or any other USD) figure by 7.5, meaning this is much more expensive for me. Especially since I pay for a server, cPanel, backups, Fantastico, RVSkins, etc in Dollars already. SPAM is something which should cost you a lot of money to clean up, especially if your server host refused to support you in that matter.

I do have a query though, if I buy the script / service (If I could justify it), do I have to purchase it for each VPS I have? And what happens if I move servers?
 

SageBrian

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That's fine to say, if you earn a salary in Dollars, but I don't, and I have to multiply that (or any other USD) figure by 7.5, meaning this is much more expensive for me. ====================

I do have a query though, if I buy the script / service (If I could justify it),
Here's the easy justification.
How long is it taking to do it yourself?
What is your time worth?
What benefit will you see once it's done?

The benefit is well worth the cost.

Granted, at 7.5 factor, that would be close to $200, but again, cost/time/benefit.