completely disable quarantine?

Mark Martinec Mark.Martinec+amavis at
Wed Nov 23 19:52:39 CET 2011


> On Nov 22, 2011, at 11:33 AM, Mark Martinec wrote:
> > No, it is not necessary to have a quarantine enabled to do virus scanning
> > (or any other content scanning).

> From the amavisd.conf.dist file:
>  # Adjust the path of the binary and the virus database as needed.
>  # 'vascan' does not allow to have the temp directory to be the same as
>  # the quarantine directory, and the quarantine option can not be disabled.
>  # If $QUARANTINEDIR is not used, then another directory must be specified
>  # to appease 'vascan'

That text comes with the Vexira entry:

  ['CentralCommand Vexira (new) vascan',
    "-a s --timeout=60 --temp=$TEMPBASE -y $QUARANTINEDIR ".
    "--log=/var/log/vascan.log {}",

...and only applies to this specific setting where the $QUARANTINEDIR
is (re-)used in a command-line option to vascan.  Configure the -y option
of the vascan program to point to anywhere you like, it need not

As far as amavisd is concerned, quarantiing need not be enabled,
regardless of which types of checks are in use.


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