Virtual Users And Domains With Postfix, MailScanner, Mailwatch & MySQL On CentOS 5.1 - Page 3

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Submitted by o.meyer (Contact Author) (Forums) on Thu, 2008-03-06 18:08. ::

8 Cronjobs

8.1 MailScanner Quarantine

vi /etc/cron.daily/clean.quarantine

Make sure that it's disabled - the corresponding line should look like this:

$disabled = 1;

 

8.2 Mailwatch Quarantine

vi /tmp/mailwatch-1.0.4/tools/db_clean.php

Change the first line that it looks like this:

#!/usr/bin/php -q

cp /tmp/mailwatch-1.0.4/tools/quarantine_maint.php /usr/local/bin/
cp /tmp/mailwatch-1.0.4/tools/db_clean.php /usr/local/bin/
chmod +x /usr/local/bin/quarantine_maint.php /usr/local/bin/db_clean.php
echo "/usr/local/bin/quarantine_maint.php --clean" > /etc/cron.daily/mailwatch_quarantine_maint.sh
echo "/usr/local/bin/db_clean.php" > /etc/cron.daily/mailwatch_db_clean.sh
chmod +x /etc/cron.daily/mailwatch*

 

8.3 Mail Queue Watcher

First copy the mail queue watcher script.

cp /tmp/mailwatch-1.0.4/mailq.php /usr/local/bin/

Afterwards we create a new cronjob.

crontab -e

Add the following line:

0-59 * * * * /usr/local/bin/mailq.php

 

9 Quarantine Release Fix

In order that a released email is not checked again (it would be quarantined again) we have to add/modify some rules.

 

9.1 WhiteList SQL Database

Connect to phpmyadmin (%server_ip%/phpmyadmin) and log in as mailwatch. Afterwards select the database "mailscanner" and then the table "whitelist". Create a new record:

to_address = default
to_domain = default
from_address = 127.0.0.1

 

9.2 MailScanner Rules

Note that the entries in all lines of the following files have to be separated with tabs!

cd /etc/MailScanner/
touch filename.rules filetype.rules filename.rules.allowall.conf filetype.rules.allowall.conf rules/content.scanning.rules

vi filename.rules

From:          127.0.0.1       /etc/MailScanner/filename.rules.allowall.conf
FromOrTo:      default         /etc/MailScanner/filename.rules.conf

vi filetype.rules

From:          127.0.0.1       /etc/MailScanner/filetype.rules.allowall.conf
FromOrTo:      default         /etc/MailScanner/filetype.rules.conf

vi filename.rules.allowall.conf

allow   .*      -       -

vi filetype.rules.allowall.conf

allow   .*      -       -

vi rules/content.scanning.rules

From:           127.0.0.1      no
FromOrTo:       default        yes

Now adjust the permissions for the quarantine directory.

chown -R postfix:apache /var/spool/MailScanner/quarantine/
chmod g+rws /var/spool/MailScanner/quarantine/

Note: The needed MailScanner settings were already included in step 4.

 

10 Start

chkconfig --level 2345 MailScanner on
service MailScanner start && tail -f /var/log/maillog

You should see lines like the following in the output:

Mar 6 07:33:21 server1 MailScanner[8594]: Config: calling custom init function SQLBlacklist
Mar 6 07:33:21 server1 MailScanner[8594]: Starting up SQL Blacklist
Mar 6 07:33:21 server1 MailScanner[8594]: Read 0 blacklist entries
Mar 6 07:33:21 server1 MailScanner[8594]: Config: calling custom init function MailWatchLogging
Mar 6 07:33:21 server1 MailScanner[8594]: Started SQL Logging child
Mar 6 07:33:21 server1 MailScanner[8594]: Config: calling custom init function SQLWhitelist
Mar 6 07:33:21 server1 MailScanner[8594]: Starting up SQL Whitelist
Mar 6 07:33:21 server1 MailScanner[8594]: Read 1 whitelist entries

 

11 Remaining Configuration

http://www.howtoforge.com/virtual-users-and-domains-postfix-courier-mysql-centos5.1 from step 14 till the end.

Keep in mind that the commands to start, stop or restart postfix have changed!

To start MailScanner & Postfix:

service MailScanner start

To restart MailScanner & Postfix:

service MailScanner restart

To stop MailScanner & Postfix:

service MailScanner stop

 

12 Mailwatch Webinterface

Now you can access the mailwatch webinterface via http://mailwatch.example.com. Log in with the username & password that you created in step 7.4 .

First you should update the SpamAssassin rule descriptions and the GeoIP database. You'll find both options when you click on the "Tools/Links" button.

 

13 Links

 

VM

The attached VM is configured as follows.

  • IP: 192.168.0.110
  • Gateway: 192.168.0.2
  • All passwords: howtoforge
  • Mailwatch web admin: olli

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