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Old 04-02-2006, 06:56 AM   #1
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Smile About ClamAV


Friends ,

I am a newbie to install "Clamav" Antivirus . I have installed it in my Linux Enterprise 4 machine but i am littlebit confused about some matter. I have some questions :

1) What is the function of "freshclam.log"

and

2) Why "Clamd" is used ? and what is Daemon ?

Plz help....
 
Old 04-02-2006, 09:49 AM   #2
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1) What is the function of "freshclam.log"
Freshclam is the virus-database updatetool. In freshclam.log you'll find the log of the update. It looks like this:
Code:
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Received signal: wake up
ClamAV update process started at Sun Apr  2 11:26:20 2006
main.cvd is up to date (version: 36, sigs: 44686, f-level: 7, builder: tkojm)
daily.cvd updated (version: 1366, sigs: 3564, f-level: 7, builder: arnaud)
Database updated (48250 signatures) from db.local.clamav.net (IP: 195.246.234.199)
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Received signal: wake up
ClamAV update process started at Sun Apr  2 12:26:24 2006
main.cvd is up to date (version: 36, sigs: 44686, f-level: 7, builder: tkojm)
daily.cvd is up to date (version: 1366, sigs: 3564, f-level: 7, builder: arnaud)--------------------------------------
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2) Why "Clamd" is used ? and what is Daemon ?
Daemon stands for [b]d[/]isk and execution monitor. It runs in the background and checks files for virus on-access.
 
Old 04-02-2006, 12:49 PM   #3
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Question Clamav.conf and clmad.conf

Dear dopehouse ,

I have another question .
Is clamav.conf and clamd.conf is same ? i.e., When i have installed "ClamAV-0.70.tar.gz" then
I have found in "/usr/local/etc/calmav.conf" file but when i have installed "ClamAV-0.89.tar.gz"
then i found "clamd.conf" file in same directory . Is they are same file ?

thx....
 
Old 04-02-2006, 01:05 PM   #4
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This is from the ChangeLog:
Code:
Sun Sep 19 02:06:06 CEST 2004 (tk)
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  * etc/clamav.conf: rename clamd.conf
So, both are the same file, but it was renamed on september the 19th in 2004.
 
  


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