Re: problems with sanitizer blocking on mail scanning

From: Alexey Lobanov (
Date: Thu 23 Oct 2003 - 19:49:00 GMT

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    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.


    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
    From: "V. Weck" <>

    > 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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