Sophos Anti-Virus for Linux: running on-access scanning on the same computer as PureMessage for UNIX

  • Article ID: 25594
  • Updated: 06 Nov 2008

Sophos Anti-Virus for Linux and PureMessage for UNIX will both function fully on the same computer if the default configuration and the following exclusion are used.

Note: The PureMessage for UNIX documentation recommends that no superfluous software should be run on the mail server, and this includes any on-access virus scanner other than Sophos Anti-Virus for Linux.

What to do

If you install PureMessage for UNIX, including Sendmail or Postfix, to the default location, then add the following exclusion:

/opt/pmx/*

Note:

  • If you installed PureMessage for UNIX to a non-default location, then you will need to exclude that location instead.
  • If you did not install the packaged Sendmail or Postfix, but have a separate Sendmail or Postfix installation, then you will also need to exclude those directories.
  • Do not enable MIME detection in any copy of Sophos Anti-Virus for Linux run on the same server as PureMessage for UNIX.

 
If you need more information or guidance, then please contact technical support.

Rate this article

Very poor Excellent

Comments