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

From: Gerard <gerard_at_nospam>
Date: Fri Aug 31 2007 - 16:20:30 GMT

On Friday August 31, 2007 at 12:05:58 (PM) Dennis Peterson wrote:


> 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.

You are misreading the question. I never said anything about manually forcing a reload of the data base. I am inquiring as to why clamav no longer seems to be checking and reloading the signature files on its own. The clamd.log shows an entry "Self checking every 1800 seconds"; therefore I am sure that the clamd daemon is aware of that setting. For whatever reason, it does not appear to be observing it though. I am not sure, but I believe the older versions of clamav did not have this problem. At least I do not remember it. -- Gerard _______________________________________________ Help us build a comprehensive ClamAV guide: visit