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Re: [suse-security] AmaVis or InterScan VirusWall
On Wed, 23 Oct 2002, Arjen de Korte wrote:
> > The speed increase is enormous. I twice got 3000 Mails in one hour because
> > we had an obscure mail loop; amavis (old) kicked the machine to death
> > (flaky motherboard/RAM), on the same machine amavisd did it's job properly
> > (with at least 3x throughput).
> Ah! As I wrote, my only amavis experience comes from the amavis-perl version
> as bundled in SuSE 8.0 Professional. I admit, the hardware it has to run on
> is not the most sophisticated available in the market (old Pentium 133 from
> the junkbox, 64MB). But as I only needed a mailserver for my family, I didn't
Hum, virus scanning is somewhat CPU/ressource consuming :) As said
already, using a daemonized virus scanner is a good idea.
> want to invest in a new server. The change to avmilter sure improved the
> performance a lot. I wonder if SuSE 8.1 comes with amavisd, or still with the
> slooooow amavis-perl version? This might just help me decide it is time for
> another donation to SuSE and perform an upgrade...
Actually, I planned to ship amavisd for 8.1, but due to time constraints I
neither could port some fixes/enhancements I did for 0.3.12pre8 to
amavisd-snapshot nor could I do heavy testing. Therefore,
the latest amavisd-snapshot version is not shipped. For all those brave
people out there, I've put some (SRC) RPMs at
ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/people/link/amavis/SuSE/8.1/. Note, those are not
official SuSE RPMs and you should use them with care!
Patches I did for amavis 0.3.12pre8 can be found at
ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/people/link/amavis/SuSE/patches/. They have to be
applied in a certain order, see the INDEX file. Some of them should apply
to amavisd-snapshot cleanly, some have to be patched "by hand".
(NB: most of those patches have been added to CVS for both the amavis and
amavisd branch). I hope, Lars will put out a new amavis/amavisd release
soon, but, well, he's busy with other stuff (same for me). The amavis
project simply lacks man-power (but I assume, that's true for most
Note: both SuSEconfig.postfix and SuSEconfig.sendmail check via rpm -q
amavis-postfix / amavis-sendmail if the correct amavis version is
installed. So, for the niffty automatic amavis integration ;), you have to
change this to rpm -q amavisd-postfix / amavisd-sendmail - and a similar
change would be needed to the yast2-config-mail sources. Urkx, I think
you should make these changes very carefully and you should (re-)think
twice doing them :) (an update of postfix/sendmail/yast2-mail would revert
them, too). Only for the experienced users, I think :)
Please do _NOT_ ask me for building this or that RPM for SuLi x.y. My time
is way too limited. I have to put some more efforts into my
samba-vscan stuff and my diploma thesis. Thanks for your appreciation.
And, well, amavis(d) will never as fast as AvMailGate or other products
written in C.
Rainer Link | SuSE Linux AG - The Linux Experts
link@xxxxxxx | Developer of A Mail Virus Scanner (www.amavis.org)
www.suse.de | Founder OpenAntiVirus Project (www.openantivirus.org)
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