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Re: [Clamav-users] Automatic reloading of signature files

From: Dennis Peterson <dennispe_at_nospam>
Date: Fri Aug 31 2007 - 16:05:58 GMT
To: ClamAV users ML <>

Gerard wrote:
> On Friday August 31, 2007 at 09:24:03 (AM) Lyle Giese wrote:
> [snip]
>> But I also see in /var/log/messages, clamd doing a selfcheck on the >> databases every 30 minutes.
> [snip]
> I have nothing in the message log; however, I don't have clamd
> configured to use that log either. I am considering changing the
> config file and restarting the daemon and see what happens. It is my
> opinion, although I may be incorrect, that clamd only checks for the
> presents of updated clamd files and not third party definition files.
> I cannot seem to verify that however.

A proper script will send clamd a reload command on completion of downloading, testing, and distributing third party files. This can be as simple as sending kill -USR2 to the clamd PID, or using either the clamd tcpip or Unix socket to send a reload command.


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