I downloaded ClamAV source from http://www.clamav.net. A simple ./configure; make; make install in the source directory
was all that was required (thogh you do have to install the
Tools from your install cd if you haven't already).
Well, gosh, that was easy. Now what?
Well, that depends on what you plan to do with it. If you
only plan to scan files on your drives, there's nothing else you need.
If you are planning to use the supplied "clamav-milter" (see
Sendmail Milters),you need to add the milter to your mail configuration (and you would
have needed to run "./configure --enable-milter" before compiling).
(link dead, sorry)
for very basic instructions on adding this milter to sendmail.
In my case, I wanted to use it with Kerio® Mailserver.
Kerio MailServer is able to work with several virus scanning
engines. The preferred primary is McAfee, but (depending on
your OS platform) other
plugins can be used. As of version 6.1, they introduced the ability to
do dual scanning,
which allows each message to be scanned by two different AV products
(one must be their McAfee option). Dual scanning can
chances of detecting viri.
Now with the 6.2 release (available in beta as I write this), ClamAV
support has been added and can be used either as the stand-alone scanner
or as the secondary to McAfee.
To use ClamAV with Kerio MailServer you need to get /usr/local/sbin/clamd
running on the Mac (basically the same procedure applys to Linux) . That's going to requre editing (with sudo) two
configuration files: /usr/local/etc/clamd.conf and /usr/local/etc/freshclam.conf
ClamAV forces you to at least comment out the "Example" line from these
# Comment or remove the line below.
For freshclam.conf that may be all you want or need to do, but
at least this made you aware that the file exists and that you do
have options to control freshclam. Freshclam is the program that
updates Clamav's virus database, so you probably want to set it
to run periodically with cron.
You'll need to do a little more with /usr/local/etc/clamd.conf. In
addition to commenting out the "Example", you need to set
"TCPSocket 3310" and you probably want to set "TCPAddr 127.0.0.1"
unless Kerio is running on a different machine than ClamAV.
With these set, you can start /usr/local/etc/clamd. After
starting it, you should see it listening on port 3310:
$ sudo /usr/local/sbin/clamd
$ sudo lsof -i:3310
COMMAND PID USER FD TYPE DEVICE SIZE/OFF NODE NAME
clamd 18975 root 0u IPv4 0x2f92e88 0t0 TCP localhost:dyna-access (LISTEN)
Of course you'll want clamd starting up on reboot. It
would be best to handle that through Launchd but you could also just add it to /etc/rc if
you want. Launchd gives you more control to restart if
Kerio automatically tests Clam with an EICAR file but you can send the same pattern
to a local user if you aren't the trusting sort. I tested, and found the
expected entry in the Kerio Security Log:
[31/May/2006 16:53:44] Found virus in mail from <firstname.lastname@example.org> to <admin@localhost>: Eicar-Test-Signature
I'm glad to see this support added to Kerio. I think it would have
been better if they had implemented milter support because that would
allow even more options for Kerio users, but this is a welcome
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