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Note: I have switched to amavisd-new. These docs should still work but I am no longer maintaining them. See Courier with Amavisd-new.
These intructions walk you through the setup of AMaViS-ng with the F-Prot virus scanner from Frisk. It should be fairly trivial to use another virus scanner, such as clamav, instead.
1 Needed Ports
- archivers/unarj or archivers/arj
- archivers/unrar or archivers/rar
- archivers/zoo or archivers/unzoo
You need to install wget (ftp/wget) and unzip (archivers/unzip) for check-updates.sh.
cd /usr/local tar -zxf /path/to/fp-freebsd-eb-<ver>.tar.gz ln -s /usr/local/f-prot/f-protd /usr/local/sbin/f-protd ln -s /usr/local/f-prot/f-prot.sh /usr/local/bin/f-prot ln -s /usr/local/f-prot/man8/f-protd.8 /usr/local/man/man8/ ln -s /usr/local/f-prot/man8/f-prot.8 /usr/local/man/man8/ ln -s /usr/local/f-prot/man8/check-updates.sh.8 /usr/local/man/man8/ chmod +x /usr/local/f-prot/f-prot* chmod +x /usr/local/f-prot/check* cp /usr/local/f-prot/f-protd.rc /usr/local/etc/rc.d/f-prot.sh
Instead of the last copy, you can do (at least on my systems):
ln -s /usr/local/f-prot/f-protd.sh /usr/local/etc/rc.d/f-prot.sh
We’re going to use amavis-ng because it has built in support for courierfilters and f-protd. Unfortunatly, there is no port for it yet.
Note: Actually, as of this writting (Oct. 28, 2003), f-protd support is very poor. One of these days, I may do something about that.
3.1 Download amavis-ng
amavis-ng is not available in the ports collection, so we’ll do it the “old fashioned” way. Download amavis-ng from http://www.amavis.org/download.php3#amavis-ng. (http://unc.dl.sourceforge.net/sourceforge/amavis/amavis-ng_0.1.6.4.orig.tar.gz)
#+BEGIN_SRC sh cd /usr/local tar -zxf tar -zxf amavis-ng_0.1.6.4.orig.tar.gz #+END_SRC sh
I wrote a patch to disable the quarantine.
cd amavis-ng-ver.orig patch < AMAVIS.pm.diff
Make sure you build amavis-ng with the same version of perl as couirer or you could run into a problems later.
perl Makefile.PL make && make install
3.5 Fix things
cp -R etc /usr/local/etc/amavis-ng ln -s /usr/local/etc/amavis-ng /etc/amavis-ng cp magic.mime /usr/local/etc/amavis-ng
[general] mail-transfer-agent = Courier virus-scanner = FPROT notifiers = Recipients x-header = true x-header-tag = X-Scanned-By x-header-line = AMaViS-ng magic file = /usr/local/etc/amavis-ng/magic.mime [paths] unpackdir = /var/tmp/ do quarantine = no cleanup = yes [Logging] syslog = mail|info syslog loglevel = 3 [Notify] local domain = .*amigo\.net mail from = firstname.lastname@example.org admin = email@example.com [Courier] sendmail = /usr/sbin/courier args = [external] bzip2 = /usr/bin/bzip2 ;arj = /usr/bin/arj ;nomarch = /usr/bin/nomarch gzip = /usr/bin/gzip ;unzoo = /usr/bin/unzoo ;; lha, unrar are non-free. ; lha = /usr/bin/lha ; unrar = /usr/bin/unrar ;; For arc zoo, unarj, there are free alternatives whcih are enabled ;; above. arc = /usr/local/bin/arc zoo = /usr/local/bin/zoo unarj = /usr/local/bin/unarj [security] uid = courier gid = courier [FPROT] fprot = /usr/local/bin/f-prot
4 Enable in Courier
echo "all" > /usr/local/etc/courier/filters/perlfilter-mode echo "30" > /usr/local/etc/courier/filters/perlfilter-numprocs echo "/usr/local/bin/amavis" > /usr/local/etc/courier/filters/perlfilter ln -s /usr/local/libexec/filters/perlfilter /usr/local/etc/courier/filters/active/perlfilter
4.1 Starting/Stoping the Filter
courierfilter stop courierfilter start courierfilter restart
If everything is working, you should see a message in your mail log that says “Perlfilter starting.” If you see messages about not being able to find AMAVIS.pm. it means that you used different verions of perl to build.