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Installed Chirpys Mailscanner/Clamav script - Quick query.

Discussion in 'cPanel Developers' started by djblamire, Nov 21, 2006.

  1. djblamire

    djblamire Well-Known Member

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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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  2. mctDarren

    mctDarren Well-Known Member

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    Where did you download the tar file to? Don't download it into /tmp or some other dir where you have permissions limited. You'll likely see this problem.
     
  3. djblamire

    djblamire Well-Known Member

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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
     
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    mctDarren Well-Known Member

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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.
     
  5. djblamire

    djblamire Well-Known Member

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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
     
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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 ;)
     
  7. djblamire

    djblamire Well-Known Member

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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
     
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    mctDarren Well-Known Member

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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.
     
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    djblamire Well-Known Member

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    Thank you.

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

    Thanks!
    Daniel
     
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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:
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    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
     
  11. mctDarren

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    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
     
  12. SoftDux

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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. 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?
     
  13. gorilla

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    If you really would be one of "The Leaders in Software" you probably would know then to go to his site and ask those commercial questions there :rolleyes:
     
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    SoftDux Well-Known Member

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    There's no need to be rude.

    The reason I ask here, is because the forums on their site is rather dead, and I'm sure there other people with the same / similar questions
     
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    then you just might need to use their support/helpdesk system and ask them directly ;)
     
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    SageBrian Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  17. mctDarren

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    Actually it was just started. You'll have to give it time to build a message base.
     
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