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Re: [Clamav-users] Memory usage for clamd is huge

From: James Kosin <jkosin_at_nospam>
Date: Mon Mar 31 2008 - 20:10:02 GMT
To: ClamAV users ML <clamav-users@lists.clamav.net>


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Ben wrote:
| I run clamd on a CentOS server, with freshclam, and clamsmtpd to scan
mail.
| And I use it interfacing with postfix.
| However, just clamd alone uses 23 Megabytes when idle!
|
| Can someone post configuration options to limit or lower memory
| footstamp of clamav all around?
| I'm looking for concrete functional ways to noticeably lower its
| usage, so not things like
| 'this might lower memory usage'.
| Virus scanning is not even that important on this server, my users
| would never be sending viruses,
| it's more an extra way to block spam and stop having to delete viruses
| from email.
|
| Thanks in advance,
|
| Ben
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Ben,

You are probably better off using spamassassin or mime-defang than clamav for spam stopping.

James
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