Julian Field | 1 Jan 15:06 2006
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MailScanner ANNOUNCE: Stable 4.49 released -- faster!

Happy New Year to you all!

I have just released the latest stable version of MailScanner, 4.49. 
This should be noticeably faster than previous releases. Noticeable 
changes are:

- Speed improvements for sendmail, Postfix and Exim systems.
- The output of "ps" now states what each MailScanner process is doing 
at the time so you can easily see any problems and it helps you monitor 
the state of your system.
- New configuration options to make simple filename and filetype rules 
much easier to handle, especially when you want different filename/type 
restrictions for different people. The old system is still there, is 
still used, and works just as before. But now with the extra new "Allow 
Filenames", "Deny Filenames", "Accept Filetypes", "Deny Filetypes" 
configuration options you can easily write conventional rulesets to 
control these features. These are applied before the filename.rules.conf 
and filetype.rules.conf files. The order is "Accept" then "Deny" then 
file{name,type}.rules.conf.

Download as usual from www.mailscanner.info.

The full Change Log is this:

* New Features and Improvements *
- Speed improvements for sendmail systems by changing the
  way temporary files are handled and how attachments are parsed. This
  should be really noticeable if I've got it right.
  Thanks for the great help of the Vodafone SHARK team.
- Added speed improvements for Exim.
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Uwe | 1 Jan 16:19 2006
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Script check_mailscanner.linux broken in 4.49.7

Hi,

every 20 minutes i check MailScanner with check_mailscanner.linux via crontab.

But for the script the output of "ps axww" must be like this :

8305 ?        S      0:00 /usr/bin/perl -I/opt/MailScanner/lib
/opt/MailScanner/bin/MailScanner /opt/MailScanner/etc/MailScanner.conf

(Output of ps axww Version 4.48.4)

Here ist the Output of MS Version 4.49.7 :

 7456 ?        S      0:00 MailScanner: master waiting for children, sleeping
 7457 ?        S      0:11 MailScanner: waiting for messages
 7463 ?        S      0:11 MailScanner: waiting for messages
 7614 ?        S      0:00 MailScanner: master waiting for children, sleeping
 7617 ?        S      0:11 MailScanner: waiting for messages
 7657 ?        S      0:11 MailScanner: waiting for messages
 7807 ?        S      0:00 MailScanner: master waiting for children, sleeping
 7808 ?        S      0:11 MailScanner: waiting for messages
 7816 ?        S      0:00 MailScanner: master waiting for children, sleeping
 7817 ?        S      0:11 MailScanner: waiting for messages
 7819 ?        S      0:11 MailScanner: waiting for messages
 7825 ?        S      0:11 MailScanner: waiting for messages

The script looks fo the binary path ...

btw, HNY !

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Julian Field | 1 Jan 16:28 2006
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Re: Script check_mailscanner.linux broken in 4.49.7

Have you tried just using the "check_mailscanner" script? (Often called 
check_MailScanner) I must get around to removing 
check_mailscanner.linux, it shouldn't really be in there now.

Uwe wrote:

>Hi,
>
>every 20 minutes i check MailScanner with check_mailscanner.linux via crontab.
>
>But for the script the output of "ps axww" must be like this :
>
>8305 ?        S      0:00 /usr/bin/perl -I/opt/MailScanner/lib
>/opt/MailScanner/bin/MailScanner /opt/MailScanner/etc/MailScanner.conf
>
>(Output of ps axww Version 4.48.4)
>
>Here ist the Output of MS Version 4.49.7 :
>
> 7456 ?        S      0:00 MailScanner: master waiting for children, sleeping
> 7457 ?        S      0:11 MailScanner: waiting for messages
> 7463 ?        S      0:11 MailScanner: waiting for messages
> 7614 ?        S      0:00 MailScanner: master waiting for children, sleeping
> 7617 ?        S      0:11 MailScanner: waiting for messages
> 7657 ?        S      0:11 MailScanner: waiting for messages
> 7807 ?        S      0:00 MailScanner: master waiting for children, sleeping
> 7808 ?        S      0:11 MailScanner: waiting for messages
> 7816 ?        S      0:00 MailScanner: master waiting for children, sleeping
> 7817 ?        S      0:11 MailScanner: waiting for messages
> 7819 ?        S      0:11 MailScanner: waiting for messages
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Uwe | 1 Jan 16:45 2006
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Re: Script check_mailscanner.linux broken in 4.49.7

2006/1/1, Julian Field <MailScanner <at> ecs.soton.ac.uk>:
> Have you tried just using the "check_mailscanner" script? (Often called
> check_MailScanner) I must get around to removing
> check_mailscanner.linux, it shouldn't really be in there now.

ThankĀ“s,  check_MailScanner works fine here !

Uwe

Julian Field | 1 Jan 18:11 2006
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Mac OSX programmers?

Are there any Mac programmers out there?

What I would like to do is build a Mac version of MailScanner. Basically 
all I'm after at the moment is
1) Easy to install (dpkg)
2) System Prefs item for it just giving the ability to start and stop 
it, and monitor maillog
3) Automatically starts on boot
4) Integrates itself into the Postfix(?) MTA queues already there

I would prefer it all in Perl, probably using XCode and CamelBones 
unless anyone has better suggestions.

Once someone can get me started, I can then take it and expand it 
gradually to do more. I'm just stuck on getting started with this project.

Can anyone offer any help please?

Thanks folks!

-- 
Julian Field
www.MailScanner.info
Buy the MailScanner book at www.MailScanner.info/store
Professional Support Services at www.MailScanner.biz
MailScanner thanks transtec Computers for their support

PGP footprint: EE81 D763 3DB0 0BFD E1DC 7222 11F6 5947 1415 B654

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Dan Hollis | 1 Jan 18:53 2006
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Re: Mac OSX programmers?

On Sun, 1 Jan 2006, Julian Field wrote:
> I would prefer it all in Perl, probably using XCode and CamelBones unless 
> anyone has better suggestions.

From my experience on OSX development, I can say you absolutely do not 
want to use xcode.

Keeping it real just using stock perl, makefiles or scons, and using 
packagemaker/hdiutil is my preferred method.

Not that i'm offering to write it of course ;)

-Dan

Glenn Steen | 1 Jan 23:42 2006
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Re: OT: Happy New Year!

On 31/12/05, Drew Marshall <drew <at> themarshalls.co.uk> wrote:
> On 30 Dec 2005, at 20:29, Glenn Steen wrote:
>
> > ... to all of you who recognize december 31 as the final day of the
> > "old" year... Well, I'm a bit early, but in the timetested traditional
> > swedish way... I'm headed straight into the usual alcohol-induced
> > mists... Will probably not be able to email anything before sometime
> > in january:-)
> >
> > Also would like to extend a special thanks to Jules and Steve
> > (Freegard). Keep up the fantastic work another year guys!
> >
> > Anyway, have a good one!
> > Cheers
>
> Have a good one yourself Glenn and to everyone else out there in
> 'MailScanner land' :-)
>
> May 2006 bring spam and infection free inboxes (But not so clear that
> Jules' commercial adventure doesn't achieve the success it deserves)
>
> Drew
>

Well, the year could've ended in a more .... fortuitous way for me....
Spent three hours at the ER getting my leg into a cast... Sigh. Grown
men should know better than to borrow the kids bobsleigh (Amazingly
enough, not a whole lot of alcohol had been ingested beforehand:-):-).
Oh well. Hope you all fared better;).

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Doc Schneider | 2 Jan 04:19 2006
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Re: OT: Happy New Year!

Glenn Steen wrote:
> On 31/12/05, Drew Marshall <drew <at> themarshalls.co.uk> wrote:
>> On 30 Dec 2005, at 20:29, Glenn Steen wrote:
>>
>>> ... to all of you who recognize december 31 as the final day of the
>>> "old" year... Well, I'm a bit early, but in the timetested traditional
>>> swedish way... I'm headed straight into the usual alcohol-induced
>>> mists... Will probably not be able to email anything before sometime
>>> in january:-)
>>>
>>> Also would like to extend a special thanks to Jules and Steve
>>> (Freegard). Keep up the fantastic work another year guys!
>>>
>>> Anyway, have a good one!
>>> Cheers
>> Have a good one yourself Glenn and to everyone else out there in
>> 'MailScanner land' :-)
>>
>> May 2006 bring spam and infection free inboxes (But not so clear that
>> Jules' commercial adventure doesn't achieve the success it deserves)
>>
>> Drew
>>
> 
> Well, the year could've ended in a more .... fortuitous way for me....
> Spent three hours at the ER getting my leg into a cast... Sigh. Grown
> men should know better than to borrow the kids bobsleigh (Amazingly
> enough, not a whole lot of alcohol had been ingested beforehand:-):-).
> Oh well. Hope you all fared better;).
> 
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Remco Barendse | 2 Jan 04:46 2006
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upgrade_languages_conf broken and updating languages questions?

Hi list!

Just a small remark, for some releases already upgrade_languages_conf 
doesn't seem to be working for the RPM install, see the output below.

Are there any upgrade scripts that provide a quick and easy way 
to get rid of all the .rpmnew files for all the languages and just 
replace the old versions?

Also if somebody knows of a way to do some sort of grepping and deleting 
the 'MS thanks transtec' etc. lines from the various reports through a 
script that would be really neat :)

For the error, when I change to the reports/en directory and run upgrade_languages_conf I 
get this:

[root <at> gw en]# upgrade_languages_conf languages.conf languages.conf.rpmnew 
> languages.new
Usage:

RPM
===
If you are using the RPM distributions then try this:

cd /etc/MailScanner/reports/en
upgrade_languages_conf languages.conf languages.conf.rpmnew > 
languages.new
mv -f languages.conf languages.old
mv -f languages.new  languages.conf

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David H. | 2 Jan 15:17 2006
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Re: Mac OSX programmers?

Julian Field wrote:
> Are there any Mac programmers out there?
> 
> What I would like to do is build a Mac version of MailScanner. Basically
> all I'm after at the moment is
> 1) Easy to install (dpkg)
> 2) System Prefs item for it just giving the ability to start and stop
> it, and monitor maillog
> 3) Automatically starts on boot
> 4) Integrates itself into the Postfix(?) MTA queues already there
> 
Well, with some convincing you might get someone to make you a Fink package
(fink.sf.net) which is the most popular package manager for Unix based apps
and ports for Mac os x (I shoudl know I am on a mac and I worked a long time
for them)

-d


Gmane