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Re: problems with sanitizer blocking on mail scanning

From: Alexey Lobanov (98106@xyz.molar.is)
Date: Thu 23 Oct 2003 - 19:49:00 GMT

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    Hi.

    Which version of Perl do you have? I had similar problems (endless loop with
    some HTML messages from one source) with Perl 5.0. Upgrade to 5.6 or 5.8 had
    solved the problem.

    Alexey

    On 23 Oct 2003 at 21:32, V. Weck wrote:

    Subject: [anomy-list]: problems with sanitizer blocking on mail scanning
    Date sent: Thu, 23 Oct 2003 21:32:28 +0200
    To: 98179@xyz.molar.is
    From: "V. Weck" <98146@xyz.molar.is>

    > hi,
    >
    > i recently had a couple of problems with blocking sanitizer processes,
    > meaning that they accepted a message on stdin (from another program) but
    > somehow didn't finish properly.
    > this led to exim and sanitizer processes being blocked and effectively
    > stoped the corresponding emails from being delivered.
    > unfortunatly those emails were lost so i am unable to check if they
    > had any similarities.
    > however most of the time everything works flawlessly (i'd say it only fails for
    > about 0,1% of the emails).
    >
    > my setup might be a little different from most others as i am using a self
    > written anti-spam parsing script which is called by procmail and calls sanitizer
    > in turn. sanitizer uses the antivir virus checker. so it looks like this: exim
    > -> procmail -> own perl script -> sanitizer -> antivir
    >
    > the problematic emails do pass all stages and end in sanitizer, meaning the
    > virus scanner is never called (or at least does not create it's usual log entry
    > and isn't visible in the ps output).
    >
    > this might well be caused by some other problems and i will continue to
    > look into
    > the matter, but i wanted to ask if someone might have encountered such problems
    > with sanitizer before.
    >
    > thanks.
    >
    > mfg
    > v. weck
    >
    >



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