2.7.0: bypass clamd scanning when daemon did not respond

david touzeau david.touzeau at fr.kaspersky.com
Sat Oct 22 18:38:00 CEST 2011

sometimes the clamd daemon is overloaded and did not respond.
In this case, amavisd did not want to handle mails and return error to

Is there any option to force amavis skipping antivirus processing when
the antivirus engine is down or did not respond in time ?

I have set ['always-clean', sub {0}], in @av_scanners_backup but
messages are always rejected when clamd socket is not available: 

Oct 11 20:03:07 ns1 l/sbin/amavisd (ch2-11525-02)[11525]: (11525-02)
(!)connect to /var/run/clamav/clamav.sock failed, attempt #1: Can't
connect to UNIX socket /var/run/clamav/clamav.sock: No such file or

Best regards


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