clam readme

Posted by bbinkovitz on 2006.10.21 @ 09:27

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To create individual clamd-instance take the following files and
modify/copy them in the suggested way:

  * set LogFile, PidFile, LocalSocket and User to suitable values
  * place this file into /etc/clamd.d with an unique service-name;
    e.g. as /etc/clamd.d/<SERVICE>.conf

  To make logfile rotation work properly, the LogFile should be
  writable for the assigned User. Recommended way to reach this, is
  * make it owned by the User's *group*
  * assign at least 0620 (u+rw,g+w) permissions

  A suitable command might be
  | # touch <logfile>
  | # chgrp <user> <logfile>
  | # chmod 0620   <logfile>

  NEVER use 'clamav' as the user since he can modify the database.
  This is the user who is running the application; e.g. for mimedefang
  (, the user might be
  'defang'.Theoretically, distinct users could be used, but it must be
  made sure that the application-user can write into the socket-file,
  and that the clamd-user can access the files asked by the
  application to be checked.

  * set the correct value for the logfile
  * place it into /etc/logrotate.d

  * set the name of the config-file and the local socket
  * copy it to /etc/sysconfig/clamd.<SERVICE>

  * set the service-name
  * place it into /etc/init.d/ with an unique name and activate it
    (e.g. with /sbin/chkconfig clamd.<SERVICE> on)

Additionally, a symlink must be set to clamd in a way like
  | # ln -s clamd /usr/sbin/clamd.<SERVICE>
and the directory for the socket file must be created (see 'LocalSocket'
in clamd.conf)
  | # mkdir -p /var/run/clamd.<SERVICE>

This directory must be writable by the 'User' chosen in the config-file.

 this file and the script/configfiles are not part of the official
 clamav package.

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