Sophos setup in amavisd.conf

Mark Martinec Mark.Martinec+amavis at
Tue Jul 31 12:40:20 CEST 2012

lists at wrote:

> thanks, updated:
> [SAV-LINUX] Virus detected during on-demand scan on
> A virus was detected during an on-demand scan. Details follow:
> 1 file scanned.
> Number of infections detected: 1
> Number of infected files detected: 1
> /var/amavis/tmp/amavis-20120731T181245-17802-3o4DX78e/parts/p001
> is infected with EICAR-AV-Test.

Thanks for testing.

Btw, looks like the savscan is an on-demand command line scanner.
Didn't try it, but if it is anything like the older 'sweep',
I'd expect its startup to be very slow.

If you have a chance to use a savdid daemon from a Sophos SavSDK
kit, this should be much faster. Amavis supports its SSSP protocol
since version 2.7.0.


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