Mail Server - Should clamd be running? ***UNCHECKED*** prepended to subject of all email messages

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by cjsdfw, Jun 27, 2020.

  1. cjsdfw

    cjsdfw Member

    I have a Perfect Server Ubuntu 18.04 ISPConfig installation working pretty good as far as I can tell. Then suddently I started getting ***UNCHECKED*** prepended to the subject of all email messages.
    I checked the clamav.log and saw the following messages:
    Code:
    Sat Jun 27 19:27:48 2020 -> Running as user clamav (UID 117, GID 121)
    Sat Jun 27 19:27:48 2020 -> Log file size limited to 4294967295 bytes.
    Sat Jun 27 19:27:48 2020 -> Reading databases from /var/lib/clamav
    Sat Jun 27 19:27:48 2020 -> Not loading PUA signatures.
    Sat Jun 27 19:27:48 2020 -> Bytecode: Security mode set to "TrustSigned".
    Sat Jun 27 19:28:04 2020 -> ERROR: Malformed database
    
    So I decided to reaload the ClamAV Signature DB as follows:
    Code:
    systemctl stop clamav-freshclam
    freshclam
    systemctl start clamav-freshclam
    If I send an email now I do not get the ***UNCHECKED*** prepended to email subject line which looks fine except that the Clam Deamon is not running:
    Code:
    ps ax | grep [c]lamd
    produces no output. If I start the deamon:
    Code:
    service clamav-daemon start
    Then the service will show as running and the ***UNCHECKED*** flag is not prepended to email subjects.
    Just do not know if it should be running or not. Before updating the DB I restarted the Demaon and got no ***UNCHECKED*** msg but the Deamon will stop on its own in a few hours. I think my issue was the Signature DBs but my question is if I should run start the Demaon or not.
    Thanks for any help.
     
  2. Th0m

    Th0m Active Member HowtoForge Supporter

  3. cjsdfw

    cjsdfw Member

    Well ThOm, perhaps you can read the question instead of searching the forum. The question is if clamd should be running or not. I did replace the database,. I did search the forum before as well.
    If you don't want to anser a question it is you prerogative but febore being so blunt next time read the question and if you know the answer then anwesr it if you don't just keep trolling arround instead surely there will be someone who will reply to the question.
     
  4. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    Clamd should be running. result from an Ubuntu server:

    [email protected]:/tmp/ispconfig/install# ps ax | grep clam
    598531 ? Ssl 1:11 /usr/sbin/clamd --foreground=true
     
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  5. cjsdfw

    cjsdfw Member

    Thankyou Till.
     
  6. Th0m

    Th0m Active Member HowtoForge Supporter

    It should be running. I tried to help you kindly, so why are you so mad?
     
  7. cjsdfw

    cjsdfw Member

    Hi ThOm,
    Not everyone may be as versed on this software as you perhaps are. When someone asks for help probably is because they either don't know what to do or are not sure and want to avoid creating a mess ( that is my case: somewhat knowlegable but still dangerous).
    I have found this community extreamly helpful in the past, I don't mind being pointed in the right direction instead of getting a straight anwser, it helps me learn. However
    is not precicesly being very friendly, specialy if is kind of obvious from my posting that I had searched the forum: I resolved the
    issue, I just did not know if the Deamon had to berunning or not. You did not actually anwer the question so the comment was way out of line. Had you awnser the question, though not polite, I would not have reacted.
    To awser you:
    , that is why I was mad at your reply. I do appollogize if I over reacted, the community needs smart users responding to questions and I don't want to discourage anyone from doing so but as you see from Till's reply a simple
    would have sufficed, would have been to the point and there was no need to be unpolite. Maybe we can both learn from this incident: you can be a little more polite and I can be a little more tolerant.
     

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