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[Clamav-users] Automatic reloading of signature files

From: Gerard <gerard_at_nospam>
Date: Fri Aug 31 2007 - 12:56:47 GMT
To: ClamAV users ML <>

clamav 0.91.2

I am not sure if this is working correctly or not. I am using the 'sanesecurity', MSRBL, and '' signature files in addition to the regular clamav definition files. If 'freshclam' updates the clamav files, it sends a reload signal to the clamd daemon and it reloads the signature files, That is duly recorded in the clamd.log file. However, if one of the other files is updated, there is no mention of it in the clamd.log file. If I am not mistaken, clamd auto checks for signature updates every 1800 seconds (30 minutes). I have tried changing that number to different settings and restarting the daemon; however, it does not seem to be having any effect.


  1. I am doing something incorrectly
  2. There is no notification in the log file by default
  3. Something else is broken
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