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AMAVISD-NEW

AMAVISD-NEW

Section: Maintenance Commands (8) Updated: 2003-01-01
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NAME

amavisd-new - Interface between MTA and virus scanner/content filters  

SYNOPSIS

amavisd-new [ -u userid ] [ -g groupid ] [ -c config-file ]... [ start | stop | reload | debug | debug-sa | foreground ]
 

DESCRIPTION

amavisd is a high-performance interface between message transfer agent (MTA) and virus scanners and/or spam scanners.

This is the amavisd-new incarnation of amavisd. It is a performance-enhanced and feature-enriched version of the original amavisd program.

Amavisd-new works as a SMTP proxy. Email is fed to it through SMTP, processed, and fed back to the MTA through a new SMTP connection. There is no buffering to disk by amavis, it will report that the transfer was sucessfull only after the forwarding MTA has accepted the message.

It is possible to use the sendmail milter interface instead of the SMTP proxy method, as well.  

OPTIONS

-c configfile
Use the specified configuration file instead of using run-parts(8) to find config files in /usr/share/amavis/conf.d and /etc/amavis/conf.d (this is a Debian extension to Amavisd-new). More than one -c option can be specified and the files will be read in the order given.
-u userid
Try to switch to that user id.
-g groupid
Try to switch to that group id.
start
Starts amavisd-new
stop
Stops a running amavisd-new
reload
Reloads configuration from config file (may in fact just restart amavisd-new)
debug
Runs amavisd-new in debug mode
debug-sa
Runs amavisd-new in spamassassin debug mode
foreground
Does not fork to background
 

FILES

/etc/amavis/amavisd.conf, /var/lib/amavis, /var/run/amavis/amavisd.pid  

SEE ALSO

/usr/share/doc/amavisd-new/*
 

AUTHOR

This manual page was written by Henrique de Moraes Holschuh <hmh@debian.org>, for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).


 

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