[Mimedefang] New to Mimedefang

Aleksandar Milivojevic amilivojevic at pbl.ca
Wed Nov 3 15:46:50 EST 2004

Lisa Casey wrote:
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "David F. Skoll" <dfs at roaringpenguin.com>
> To: <mimedefang at lists.roaringpenguin.com>
> Sent: Wednesday, November 03, 2004 8:35 AM
> Subject: Re: [Mimedefang] New to Mimedefang
>>On Wed, 3 Nov 2004, Lisa Casey wrote:
>>>su -c 'cp examples/init-script /etc/init.d/mimedefang'
>>>in examples, there was not a file called init-script. There is an
>>>init-script.in which is what I copied over.
>>Well, that's your problem -- that won't work.  When you ran ./configure,
>>it should have created init-script from init-script.in.  Did you run
> Yes, but I reran ./configure (and read the instructions that came with MD)
> and now MIMEDefang starts up when I start Sendmail.
> Here's another problem (?) though: I added this to my sendmail.mc:
> INPUT_MAIL_FILTER(`mimedefang',
> `S=unix:/var/spool/MIMEDefang/mimedefang.sock, F=T, T=S:5m;R:5m')
> and regenerated sendmail.cf from sendmail.mc. But when I look at
> sendmail.cf, I don't see anything referring to MIMEDefang, or MAIL_FILTER at
> all. I'm wondering if this got into my sendmail.cf at all.  How do I tell if
> MIMEDefang is working?

Grep for 'mimedefang' (all lowercase).  You should see a line starting 
with 'O' and a line starting with 'X'.

You can tell that MIMEDefang is working if your machine start to feel 
slow ;-)

Lines like the one bellow in Sendmail log files is good indication that 
it is running:

    Milter add: header: X-Scanned-By: MIMEDefang 2.xx on

Good idea when you are still building mimedefang-filter file is to have 
it log everything it does.  My personal preference is using md_syslog() 
for this (not md_graphdefang_log()).

Aleksandar Milivojevic <amilivojevic at pbl.ca>    Pollard Banknote Limited
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