Amavisd and clamav socket do not match

Mark Martinec Mark.Martinec+amavis at
Mon Feb 27 19:59:38 CET 2012


> Amavis currently uses "/var/run/clamav/clamd" as its socket in
> @av_scanners.
> The default, although commented socket in clamav is /tmp/clamd.socket
> Especially to new users on new installations this may seem odd, and may
> confuse users on to which default to change may be daunting.
> Gentoo uses "/var/run/clamav/clamd.sock" as it's default socket in
> clamav, which seems like the perfect solution. The location makes more
> sense than /tmp; and the name is more sensible then 'just' clamd. socket
> might be better then sock, but sock is shorter and still clear ;)
> I thus suggest the default configuration stanza's to be updated to use
> "/var/run/clamav/clamd.sock" in both amavisd.conf and clamd.conf to give
> sensible defaults.

Agreed, thanks for the suggestion.

Will be changed for 2.7.1 and 2.8.0:

- ClamAV-clamd and ClamAV-clamd-stream av scanners: changed socket name
  in a sample configuration file amavisd.conf to /var/run/clamav/clamd.sock
  (previously the socket name was /var/run/clamav/clamd); this makes it
  compatible with a default socket name under at least Gentoo and FreeBSD;


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