Mailing List Archived Message #558

Fra: "Massimo S." <> Full Headers
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Emne: Re: [eCS-ISP] ClamAV
Dato: Wed, 11 Oct 2023 10:00:39 +0200
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Il 11/10/2023 00:59, Steven Levine ha scritto:
In <>, on 10/10/23
    at 11:55 AM, "Massimo S." <> said:

Hi Massimo,

about 4 months passed so, sorry, but i've forgot a lot of staff.

I hope if I ever get to be a young as you again, my memory works at least
as well as it does now. :-
ticket was abandoned after i published the eQ dump and i had not more

The ticket was not abondoned by anyone I know of, unless it you meant to
say you abandoned it.  You simply neglected to finish adding the required
data which meant the ticket entry was never completed.  Paul answered as
best the could given the information you provided.  I am  a bit older, an
perhaps grumpier, so I sometimes lack the patience to tell folks to do the
same simple things over and over again.


Steven, sorry, but noone asked for this info on Mantis
I got simply no answers at all

On the server it's still installed
ClamAV 0.102.0
freshclam: ClamAV 0.102.0/26074/Mon Feb  8 13:20:40 2021

Please provide a link to the build.  It appears that I missed the

I use clamav DB + sanesecurity scam and phishing DB even now sanesecurity
2 DBs still updates (they use rsync)


but even clamscan 0.102.0 do not
work anymore and if i run the scan on the maildirs it exit or crash with
\USR\LOCAL\CLAMAV\BIN\CLAMSCAN.EXE (10/16/2019 12:06:11 3,938,904)
  Exception C0000005 - Access Violation

You keep saying this as if it is new information.  Did you understand
Paul's explanation of why ClamScan is not working?

Now let's talk about the 0.103.6 freshclam build by Paul.

As first i'm only trying freshclam to see if it correctly download
updated signatures
version:  ClamAV 0.103.6/26074/Mon Feb  8 13:20:40 2021
it start downloading updates, but at a certain point it fails with this

Did you not understand Paul's explanation of why FreshScan is not working?

yes, but he said that maybe there is some workaround
elsewhere we are all fuc$ed no more softwares will run on our platform

I hope to forget anything, i've also updated the ticket on mantis.

Please to not forget to upload an exceptq report with proper symbol

i can't reproduce anymore the eQ dump, but i will retry

Please do not forget to mention which ClamAV versions you are running.
It's not always immediately obvious based on  the exceptq output and there
are lots of ClamAV version in the wild.

For those reading along and somewhat curious about what the issue is, do a
search for

   clamav reduce memory usage

if you mean this:

"You can edit the ClamAV init script (int /etc/init.d/ to add the command ulimit -m amountofram.
It will limit the possibility of ClamAV and you will probably swap which will probably slow down your whole system."

i guess this is not useful, or at least i don't even know how to give that
"ulimit -m amountfram" to freshclam or clamscan

about freshclam i can't understand the issue to download updates from the internet
and place them in a local dir eg. like sanesecurity does with rsync

Hopefully, Massimo has already done this.  Currently there are some
workarounds, but no really usable solutions for us as yet.

BTW, is anyone else using ClamAV these days on OS/2?

they all should if they use a mail server (weasel* or such)
if they don't scan mails for virues this is no good at all

i've not a powerful HW at the moment, or i'd use the clam daemon to scan the emails in real time..
but at the moment clamscan is completely sufficient for me

* and i know there are a numbers, i guess you too





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