SpamD v4.3.7 on 1.2.1-RC1



  • 1.2.1-RC1 - built on Sun Aug 17 23:30:22 EDT 2008

    Why is SpamD whitelisting everything?
    Why don't the buttons on the right work - they just wobble and nothing happens even after a browser refresh?
    What does "spamd[57176]: /sbin/pfctl returned status 1" mean?
    Why do I get my mails straight away, they aren't slowed a bit?

    Cheers







  • I have read this thread to death:
    http://forum.pfsense.org/index.php/topic,8952.75.html

    I'm not sure is 1.2.1 has broke spamd but I am seeing all the problem reported prior to spamd becoming stable.

    the jiggly buttons do NOT work even if browser refresh with F5 under firefox or IE7 and at the moment everything is being white listed? my understanding is that everything should be greyed and I am supposed to use the jiggly button to add it to the white list.

    # cat /usr/local/etc/rc.d/spamd.sh
    #!/bin/sh
    # This file was automatically generated
    # by the pfSense service handler.
    
    rc_start() {
            /sbin/mount_fdescfs fdescfs /dev/fd
    /usr/local/sbin/spamd-setup -d &
    /sbin/pflogd &
    /usr/local/libexec/spamd  -G 25:4:864 -n "pfsense" -c 800 -B 700 -w 1 127.0.0.1 &
    /usr/local/libexec/spamlogd
    
    }
    
    rc_stop() {
            /usr/bin/killall spamd-setup
    /usr/bin/killall spamlogd
    /usr/bin/killall spamd
    /usr/bin/killall pflogd
    sleep 2
    }
    
    case $1 in
            start)
                    rc_start
                    ;;
            stop)
                    rc_stop
                    ;;
            restart)
                    rc_stop
                    rc_start
                    ;;
    esac
    
    
    # /usr/local/etc/rc.d/spamd.sh start
    /usr/local/etc/rc.d/spamd.sh: /sbin/mount_fdescfs: not found
    spamd: whitelist whitelist 0 entries
    blacklist blacklist 0 entries
    bind: Address already in use
    
    
    # /usr/local/etc/rc.d/spamd.sh start
    /usr/local/etc/rc.d/spamd.sh: /sbin/mount_fdescfs: not found
    whitelist whitelist 0 entries
    blacklist blacklist 0 entries
    # pfctl: /dev/fd/7: No such file or directory
    
    


  • Please try the package on 1.3.  I just spoke with Gary and he said that SpamD is working correctly (he helped finance the bounty to get it fixed).



  • ok! not quite the response I was thinking but yeh I have a pile of MicroVaults and Microdrives accumulating guess it won't take me long to cobble something together.  Is this to prove that it is a 1.2.1 related problem and not the package its self?



  • It apparently works in 1.3.



  • It apparently works in 1.3.

    God knows how?

    Can't try vanilla install of 1.3 as I don't have a spare CD-R at the moment but I fear it will be the same!

    Upgrade from 1.2.1 TO-> 1.3-ALPHA-ALPHA built on Wed Aug 20 11:21:04 EDT 2008 FreeBSD 7.0-RELEASE-p3

    # /usr/local/etc/rc.d/spamd.sh start
    /usr/local/etc/rc.d/spamd.sh: /sbin/mount_fdescfs: not found
    whitelist whitelist 0 entries
    blacklist blacklist 0 entries
    spamd: spamlogd: Can't find service "spamd-sync" in /etc/servicesCan't find service "spamd-sync" in /etc/services
    






  • Does the pfSense spamd package support multi WAN? i.e. If my mail comes in and goes out of my opt interface should it still work?



  • Fixed the /etc/services issues.

    I would think that spamd should be able to accept mail on all interfaces, IIRC.  It listens on ..



  • fresh install from ISO 1.2.1-RC1 built on Wed Aug 13 04:23:51 EDT 2008 + spamd 4.3.7

    Just not doing anything for me, mails arn't even slowed!

    /usr/local/etc/rc.d/spamd.sh start

    /usr/local/etc/rc.d/spamd.sh: /sbin/mount_fdescfs: not found
    spamd: whitelist whitelist 0 entries
    blacklist blacklist 0 entries
    Getting http://www.openbsd.org/spamd/traplist.gz
    bind: Address already in use

    blacklist UofATraplist 38691 entries

    /usr/local/etc/rc.d/spamd.sh restart

    No matching processes were found
    killall: warning: kill -TERM 21771: No such process
    killall: warning: kill -TERM 21769: No such process
    /usr/local/etc/rc.d/spamd.sh: /sbin/mount_fdescfs: not found
    whitelist whitelist 0 entries
    blacklist blacklist 0 entries
    Getting http://www.openbsd.org/spamd/traplist.gz

    pfctl: /dev/fd/7: No such file or directory

    blacklist UofATraplist 38691 entries

    Why does it say, Address already in use?
    Why does it say,  /sbin/mount_fdescfs: not found?

    UPDATE to: 1.2.1-RC1 built on Mon Aug 25 07:40:58 EDT 2008

    Executing custom_php_resync_config_command()…done.
    Writing configuration... done.
    Starting service.

    All packages reinstalled.

    /usr/local/etc/rc.d/spamd.sh restart

    No matching processes were found
    killall: warning: kill -TERM 3829: No such process
    killall: warning: kill -TERM 3826: No such process
    /usr/local/etc/rc.d/spamd.sh: /sbin/mount_fdescfs: not found
    whitelist whitelist 0 entries
    blacklist blacklist 0 entries
    Getting http://www.openbsd.org/spamd/traplist.gz

    pfctl: /dev/fd/7: No such file or directory

    blacklist UofATraplist 38374 entries



  • SpamD is working fine for us in production on a single-WAN setup.  We have not tested with multi-WAN, but for single-WAN it works very well, except for the RRD graphs not being updated.



  • @cheesyboofs:

    Why does it say, Address already in use?

    Something else is already listening on the port (smtp port?) spamd uses?



  • My understanding is that spamd listens on 127.0.0.1 and then forwards on to my mail server (ip)

    rc_start() {
            /sbin/mount_fdescfs fdescfs /dev/fd
    /usr/local/sbin/spamd-setup -d &
    /sbin/pflogd &
    /usr/local/libexec/spamd  -G 25:4:864 -n "pfsense" -c 800 -B 700 -w 1 127.0.0.1 &
    /usr/local/libexec/spamlogd

    }

    I still have my NAT and firewall rule in place for port 25, should this be removed once spamd is installed? or should I change it so that port 25 is routed to 127.0.0.1 (pfsense) instead and then let spamd forward it on to exchange?




  • Hi.

    My spamd runs fine on 1.3(I know nothing about 1.2.1, sorry) box, only difference is the port#, I use 8025 instead. I've configured "spamd -g" runs at localhost:8025. The following is my quick/dirty but works fine pf rules;

    –-
    table <spamd>persist
    table <spamd-white>persist
    no rdr on { lo0, lo1 } from any to any
    rdr pass inet proto tcp from <spamd>to any port smtp -> 127.0.0.1 port 8025
    rdr pass inet proto tcp from ! <spamd-white>os {"Windows 2000", "Windows XP"} to any port smtp -> 127.0.0.1 port 8025

    It look like you're getting "fdescfs" nags because there's no "mount_fdescfs" command exists in /sbin, but spamd requires /dev/fd for updating its white-list. Copy mount_fdescfs from other FreeBSD or use /boot/kernel/fdescfs.ko instead. Add the following line in your fstab; fdescfs /dev/fd fdescfs rw 0 0

    This is only my environment and may not fit yours but really hope this helps.</spamd-white></spamd></spamd-white></spamd>



  • I think I have figured it out and now have it working I think!

    I removed my WAN -> LAN NAT entry and changed my port 25 rule and now I'm getting mails graylisted as I should.

    Just look at how many I got in the first 40 seconds of the service being up and running and you will see why I was so keen to get it working.

    @ Sullrich - might be an idea to have a prompt on the spamd config page to mention removing existing NAT entries.

    @ MOD's please move to the packages section of the forum as this issue was clearly not related to 1.2.1, many thanks to all.






  • I think I'm nearly there, I am now correctly getting white list entries for known good servers but I'm still not getting the mails?
    I can see them coming in via the logs on the firewall but I don't think they are getting sent on to exchange.

    Apart from the NextMTA: 192.168.100.5 is there anything else I need to tweak? NAT maybe?

    Help!

    EDIT: @ sullrich  I think nocer has something

    but spamd requires /dev/fd for updating its white-list.

    as none of the whitlist entries blow have been copied to /var/db/whitelist.txt. So I have used the white list tab to add some (not the silly button) and this updated  /var/db/whitelist.txt still not getting any mails though.




  • @cheesyboofs:

    EDIT: @ sullrich  I think nocer has something

    but spamd requires /dev/fd for updating its white-list.

    as none of the whitlist entries blow have been copied to /var/db/whitelist.txt. So I have used the white list tab to add some (not the silly button) and this updated  /var/db/whitelist.txt still not getting any mails though.

    Hello, I'm not able to address your MTA issue but may /dev/fd or grey listing/white listing.

    Well, while back ago I happend to see the following message every few minutes when struggling with spamd running;

    –-
    pfctl: /dev/fd/7: No such file or direcotry.

    Then I realized that spamd uses pfctl to update its white-list table because looking thru the grey.c I found the following;


    static char *pargv[11]= {
            "pfctl", "-p", "/dev/pf", "-q", "-t",
            "spamd-white", "-T", "replace", "-f" "-", NULL
    };
    –-

    and it also does;


    if (asprintf(&fdpath, "/dev/fd/%d", pfdev) == -1)
                  return(-1);
          pargv[2] = fdpath;
    –-

    Basicall pfdev opens /dev/pf which is the file descriptor required. So I checked my /dev/fd and found so sad,


    $ ls -l /dev/fd
    total 0
    crw-rw-rw-  1 root  wheel    0,  18 Mar  4 23:14 0
    crw-rw-rw-  1 root  wheel    0,  20 Mar  4 23:14 1
    crw-rw-rw-  1 root  wheel    0,  22 Mar  4 23:14 2

    There were only three of them, but as the error messages said pf needed 7 at least so I check another machine which ran OpenBSD, it had 65(0-64) of them there. So I did;


    $ sudo mount_fdescfs fdescfs /dev/fd

    which forced the kernel to make descriptors as needed and added the following into fstab;


    fdescfs /dev/fd fdescfs rw 0 0

    That's pretty much for now.

    @ Sullrich
    Would it be possible to add /sbin/mount_fdescfs at leaset because it is called in rc and modify fstab at the startup if there's spamd configured?



  • Thanks nocer,

    Still not quite there yet!

    sudo mount_fdescfs fdescfs /dev/fd

    sudo: Command not found.

    So;

    vi /etc/fstab

    Device                Mountpoint      FStype  Options        Dump    Pass#

    /dev/ad0s1a            /              ufs    rw              1      1
    /dev/ad0s1b            none            swap    sw              0      0
    fdescfs                /dev/fd        fdescfs rw              0      0
    ~

    :wq!

    mount -a

    mount

    /dev/ad0s1a on / (ufs, local)
    devfs on /dev (devfs, local)
    /dev/md0 on /var/run (ufs, local)
    devfs on /var/dhcpd/dev (devfs, local)
    fdescfs on /dev/fd (fdescfs)

    ls -l /dev/fd

    total 16
    crw–w----  1 root  tty      0, 113 Aug 31 12:07 0
    crw--w----  1 root  tty      0, 113 Aug 31 12:07 1
    crw--w----  1 root  tty      0, 113 Aug 31 12:07 2
    d-w-------  1 root  wheel      512 Aug 20 18:37 3
    d---------  1 root  wheel      512 Aug 29 17:06 4

    /usr/local/etc/rc.d/spamd.sh restart

    No matching processes were found
    killall: warning: kill -TERM 96371: No such process
    killall: warning: kill -TERM 96369: No such process
    /usr/local/etc/rc.d/spamd.sh: /sbin/mount_fdescfs: not found
    whitelist whitelist 0 entries
    blacklist blacklist 0 entries

    ls -l /sbin

    total 2614
    -r-xr-xr-x  1 root  wheel    7364 Aug 13 04:51 adjkerntz
    -r-xr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  13664 Aug 13 04:51 atacontrol
    -r-xr-xr-x  1 root  wheel    819 Nov 16  2005 athctrl.sh
    -r-xr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  28636 Aug 13 04:51 bsdlabel
    -r-xr-xr-x  1 root  wheel    6096 Aug 13 04:51 conscontrol
    -r-xr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  342500 Aug 13 05:23 devd
    -r-xr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  10992 Aug 13 04:51 devfs
    -r-xr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  74456 Aug 13 04:51 dhclient
    -r-xr-xr-x  1 root  wheel    8876 Jul  2  2007 dhclient-script
    -r-xr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  28636 Aug 13 04:51 disklabel
    -r-xr-xr-x  1 root  wheel    6048 Aug 13 04:51 dmesg
    -r-xr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  47788 Aug 13 04:51 dump
    -r-xr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  11516 Aug 13 04:51 dumpfs
    -r-xr-xr-x  1 root  wheel    4676 Aug 13 04:51 dumpon
    -r-xr-xr-x  1 root  wheel    6848 Aug 13 04:51 fastboot
    -r-xr-xr-x  1 root  wheel    6848 Aug 13 04:51 fasthalt
    -r-xr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  23796 Aug 13 04:51 fdisk
    -r-xr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  14556 Aug 13 04:51 fsck
    -r-xr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  87016 Aug 13 04:51 fsck_4.2bsd
    -r-xr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  87016 Aug 13 04:51 fsck_ffs
    -r-xr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  27944 Aug 13 04:51 fsck_msdosfs
    -r-xr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  87016 Aug 13 04:51 fsck_ufs
    -r-xr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  20276 Aug 13 04:51 gcache
    -r-xr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  20276 Aug 13 04:51 gjournal
    -r-xr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  20276 Aug 13 04:51 glabel
    -r-xr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  20276 Aug 13 04:51 gmirror
    -r-xr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  20276 Aug 13 04:51 gmultipath
    -r-xr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  20276 Aug 13 04:51 gpart
    -r-xr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  39120 Aug 13 04:51 growfs
    -r-xr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  20276 Aug 13 04:51 gvirstor
    -r-xr-xr-x  1 root  wheel    6848 Aug 13 04:51 halt
    -r-xr-xr-x  1 root  wheel    6904 Aug 13 04:51 idmapd
    -r-xr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  87856 Aug 13 04:51 ifconfig
    -r-xr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  434100 Aug 13 04:51 init
    -r-xr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  76988 Aug 13 04:51 ipfw
    -r-xr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  26552 Aug 13 04:51 iscontrol
    -r-xr-xr-x  1 root  wheel    7272 Aug 13 04:51 kldconfig
    -r-xr-xr-x  1 root  wheel    3756 Aug 13 04:51 kldload
    -r-xr-xr-x  1 root  wheel    5312 Aug 13 04:51 kldstat
    -r-xr-xr-x  1 root  wheel    4412 Aug 13 04:51 kldunload
    -r-xr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  18476 Aug 13 04:51 ldconfig
    -r-xr-xr-x  1 root  wheel    9668 Aug 13 04:51 md5
    -r-xr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  10300 Aug 13 04:51 mdconfig
    -r-xr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  14284 Aug 13 04:51 mdmfs
    -r-xr-xr-x  1 root  wheel    4816 Aug 13 04:51 mknod
    -r-xr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  17036 Aug 13 04:51 mount
    -r-xr-xr-x  1 root  wheel    8812 Aug 13 04:51 mount_cd9660
    -r-xr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  14284 Aug 13 04:51 mount_mfs
    -r-xr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  10192 Aug 13 04:51 mount_msdosfs
    -r-xr-xr-x  1 root  wheel    6564 Aug 13 04:51 mount_nullfs
    -r-xr-xr-x  1 root  wheel    7124 Aug 13 04:51 mount_unionfs
    -r-xr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  29104 Aug 13 04:51 newfs
    -r-xr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  20024 Aug 13 04:51 newfs_msdos
    lr-xr-xr-x  1 root  wheel      17 Aug 20 18:28 nologin -> /usr/sbin/nologin
    -r-xr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  205672 Aug 13 04:51 pfctl
    -r-xr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  18772 Aug 13 04:51 pflogd
    -r-xr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  23872 Aug 13 04:51 ping
    -r-xr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  31196 Aug 13 04:51 ping6
    -r-xr-xr-x  1 root  wheel    6848 Aug 13 04:51 reboot
    -r-xr-xr-x  1 root  wheel    7812 Aug 13 04:51 recoverdisk
    -r-xr-xr-x  1 root  wheel    9668 Aug 13 04:51 rmd160
    -r-xr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  23644 Aug 13 04:51 route
    -r-xr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  85808 Aug 13 04:51 routed
    -r-xr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  14456 Aug 13 04:51 rtquery
    -r-xr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  22676 Aug 13 04:51 rtsol
    -r-xr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  58056 Aug 13 04:51 setkey
    -r-xr-xr-x  1 root  wheel    9668 Aug 13 04:51 sha1
    -r-xr-xr-x  1 root  wheel    9668 Aug 13 04:51 sha256
    -r-xr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  10700 Aug 13 04:51 shutdown
    -r-xr-xr-x  1 root  wheel    7472 Aug 13 04:51 swapctl
    -r-xr-xr-x  1 root  wheel    7472 Aug 13 04:51 swapoff
    -r-xr-xr-x  1 root  wheel    7472 Aug 13 04:51 swapon
    -r-xr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  14204 Aug 13 04:51 sysctl
    -r-xr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  10500 Aug 13 04:51 tunefs
    -r-xr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  14476 Aug 13 04:51 umount

    @ Submicron, I am genuinely please yours is working for you but that doesn't change the fact that mine is not from a fresh install! It does not change the fact that there seems to be missing files IMHO.
    Is it possible that yours is working  because you have upgraded from 1.1 or 1.2 or have another app installed and that is why you have the missing files?

    Regards to all.



  • @cheesyboofs:

    sudo mount_fdescfs fdescfs /dev/fd

    sudo: Command not found.

    Ooops, command not exist so you need to copy from another FreeBSD machine. However,

    vi /etc/fstab

    Device                Mountpoint      FStype  Options        Dump    Pass#

    /dev/ad0s1a            /              ufs    rw              1      1
    /dev/ad0s1b            none            swap    sw              0      0
    fdescfs                /dev/fd        fdescfs rw              0      0
    ~

    :wq!

    is quite a way of workaround(this forces to load fdescfs.ko which is a heart of mount_fdescfs command), as I said in previous post.
    Now you're not seeing fd related errors at least and can ignore "/usr/local/etc/rc.d/spamd.sh: /sbin/mount_fdescfs: not found" message.

    cheers,



  • Its still not playing ball and its quite frustrating because I have traphic shaping, openvpn and load-balancing working so this should be a walk in the park.

    I fired up an old 6.2 VM (1.2-Release) and sure enough there are extra files, missing in 7 (1.2.1-BETA) So I copied over mount_fdescfs from 6.2 to 7,

    But now I get another file missing!

    /usr/local/etc/rc.d/spamd.sh restart

    No matching processes were found
    killall: warning: kill -TERM 25083: No such process
    /libexec/ld-elf.so.1: Shared object "libc.so.6" not found, required by "mount_fdescfs"
    whitelist whitelist 0 entries
    blacklist blacklist 0 entries

    What a right pain in the arse  :-\



  • ls /lib

    geom                    libc.so.6               libmd.so.4
    libalias.so.6           libc.so.7               libncurses.so.7
    libalias_cuseeme.so     libcam.so.4             libncursesw.so.7
    libalias_dummy.so       libcrypt.so.4           libpcap.so.5
    libalias_ftp.so         libcrypto.so.5          libreadline.so.7
    libalias_irc.so         libdevstat.so.6         libsbuf.so.4
    libalias_nbt.so         libedit.so.6            libssp.so.0
    libalias_pptp.so        libgcc_s.so.1           libthr.so.3
    libalias_skinny.so      libgeom.so.4            libufs.so.4
    libalias_smedia.so      libipsec.so.3           libutil.so.7
    libbegemot.so.3         libkiconv.so.3          libz.so.4
    libbsdxml.so.3          libkvm.so.4
    libbsnmp.so.4           libm.so.5

    cat /etc/fstab

    Device                Mountpoint      FStype  Options         Dump    Pass#

    /dev/ad0s1a             /               ufs     rw              1       1
    /dev/ad0s1b             none            swap    sw              0       0
    fdescfs                 /dev/fd         fdescfs rw              0       0

    /usr/local/etc/rc.d/spamd.sh restart

    No matching processes were found
    killall: warning: kill -TERM 29643: No such process
    killall: warning: kill -TERM 29641: No such process
    whitelist whitelist 0 entries
    blacklist blacklist 0 entries

    I have now copied over libc.so.6 from 1.2-Release and now I get no errors but I'm also not getting any hits in my Spamd Database and no mails to exchange. I am getting hits on the firewall rule. please check my settings to confirm I'm not missing anything obvious.

    I have no NAT set up for port 25 because I'm asuming Spamd does that

    As you can see I have six mails coming in but none in the spamd database.










  • That your restart attempts on spamd seem to consistently report events like

    killall: warning: kill -TERM 96371: No such process

    suggests to me that one or two processes that the spamd restart is supposed to start are not staying running.

    An earlier reply showed

    rc_start() {
            /sbin/mount_fdescfs fdescfs /dev/fd
    /usr/local/sbin/spamd-setup -d &
    /sbin/pflogd &
    /usr/local/libexec/spamd  -G 25:4:864 -n "pfsense" -c 800 -B 700 -w 1 127.0.0.1 &
    /usr/local/libexec/spamlogd

    So after the spamd startup has completed spamd-setup, pflogd, spamd and spamlogd should have been started. I have only the vaguest knowledge of spamd so based only on conventions I have observed, I would expect pflogd, spamd and spamlogd to continue running in the background. An inspection of the stop function in /usr/local/etc/rc.d/spamd.sh should give clues to which processes should still be running. The ps command can then be used to check they are running. If you find any of the programs not running try starting it by typing the corresponding command in rc_start() - you might get some clues why the program didn't continue running. A few weeks ago I was chasing a problem with bandwidthd not staying running. It was only when I tried starting it by shell command that I discovered the problem was missing libraries.

    The name spamd-setup suggests spamd-setup might perform purely an initialisation function and so exit when it has completed that. But the rc_start() function starts a number of processes asynchronously. So what if spamd starts BEFORE spamd-setup has completed its initialisation? (This question can be difficult to answer. Sometimes clues are left in log files.) spamd might exit (even exit quietly) if it starts before necessary initialisation has completed. You might have this problem if everything starts and stays running when you start the programs individually by shell command but find that one or more programs don't stay running when started by /usr/local/etc/rc.d/spamd.sh



  • Thanks for your response, I have done as you suggested and ran the commands manually to try and find out where it may be going wrong but am having trouble interpreting the results.

    cat /usr/local/etc/rc.d/spamd.sh

    #!/bin/sh

    This file was automatically generated

    by the pfSense service handler.

    rc_start() {
            /sbin/mount_fdescfs fdescfs /dev/fd
    /usr/local/sbin/spamd-setup -d &
    /sbin/pflogd &
    /usr/local/libexec/spamd  -G 25:4:864 -n "mail.cheeyboofs.co.uk" -c 800 -B 100 127.0.0.1 &
    /usr/local/libexec/spamlogd

    }

    rc_stop() {
            /usr/bin/killall spamd-setup
    /usr/bin/killall spamlogd
    /usr/bin/killall spamd
    /usr/bin/killall pflogd
    sleep 2
    }

    case $1 in
            start)
                    rc_start
                    ;;
            stop)
                    rc_stop
                    ;;
            restart)
                    rc_stop
                    rc_start
                    ;;
    esac

    –------------------------------------------------------

    /sbin/mount_fdescfs fdescfs /dev/fd

    /usr/local/sbin/spamd-setup -d &

    [1] 74419

    whitelist whitelist 0 entries

    blacklist blacklist 0 entries
    #/sbin/pflogd &
    [2] 74458
    [1]    Done
    #/usr/local/sbin/spamd-setup -d

    /usr/local/libexec/spamd  -G 25:4:864 -n "mail.cheeyboofs.co.uk" -c 800 -B 100 127.0.0.1 &

    [3] 74581
    [2]    Done
    #/sbin/pflogd

    /usr/local/libexec/spamlogd

    [3]  + Done
    #/usr/local/libexec/spamd -G 25:4:864 -n mail.cheeyboofs.co.uk -c 800 -B 100  …

    –------------------------------------------------------

    PID USERNAME  THR PRI NICE   SIZE    RES STATE    TIME   WCPU COMMAND
    1829 root        4  44   20  3596K  1088K select   0:55  0.00% slbd
    1675 root        1   8   20  3484K  1624K wait     0:25  0.00% sh
    1531 root        1   8   20  3132K   800K nanslp   0:07  0.00% check_reload_status
    1469 _ntp        1  44    0  3132K  1224K select   0:05  0.00% ntpd
      857 root        1   4    0 44824K 18140K accept   0:04  0.00% php
    1450 dhcpd       1  44    0  3132K  2140K select   0:04  0.00% dhcpd
      847 root        1   4    0  5072K  2828K kqread   0:03  0.00% lighttpd
      545 root        1  44    0  4892K  3460K select   0:02  0.00% openvpn
      452 root        1 -58    0  5696K  1848K bpf      0:01  0.00% tcpdump
      393 _dhcp       1  44    0  3132K  1264K select   0:01  0.00% dhclient
      316 _dhcp       1  44    0  3132K  1260K select   0:01  0.00% dhclient
      856 root        1   4    0 45848K 18380K accept   0:01  0.00% php
      924 nobody      1  44    0  3132K  1340K select   0:01  0.00% dnsmasq
    68801 root        1  44    0  7736K  3276K select   0:00  0.00% sshd
    1478 root        1   8    0  3212K  1256K nanslp   0:00  0.00% cron
    71932 root        1  44    0  7736K  3188K select   0:00  0.00% sshd
    1470 root        1  44    0  3132K  1216K select   0:00  0.00% ntpd
    68843 root        1  44    0  4912K  2292K select   0:00  0.00% sftp-server
    1533 root        1   8    0  3132K   888K nanslp   0:00  0.00% minicron
    70234 root        1  44    0  3240K  1272K select   0:00  0.00% syslogd
    72751 root        1  20    0  4524K  2380K pause    0:00  0.00% tcsh
      118 root        1  44    0  1888K   452K select   0:00  0.00% devd
      852 root        1   8    0 39704K  5236K wait     0:00  0.00% php
      853 root        1   8    0 39704K  5236K wait     0:00  0.00% php
    77733 root        1  44    0  3516K  1888K RUN      0:00  0.00% top
    1568 root        1   8    0  3488K  1448K wait     0:00  0.00% login
    1569 root        1   8    0  3488K  1448K wait     0:00  0.00% login
    72081 root        1  -8    0  3132K   772K piperd   0:00  0.00% sshlockout_pf
    72087 root        1   8    0  3484K  1336K wait     0:00  0.00% sh
    72088 root        1   8    0  3484K  1348K wait     0:00  0.00% sh
    68842 root        1   8    0  3484K  1324K wait     0:00  0.00% sh
    1572 root        1   5    0  3484K  1344K ttyin    0:00  0.00% sh
    77109 _spamd      1   8    0 13788K  4972K nanslp   0:00  0.00% spamd
    1573 root        1   5    0  3484K  1344K ttyin    0:00  0.00% sh
    1570 root        1   8    0  3484K  1336K wait     0:00  0.00% sh
    1571 root        1   8    0  3484K  1336K wait     0:00  0.00% sh
    77107 _pflogd     1 -58    0  3344K  1388K bpf      0:00  0.00% pflogd

    –------------------------------------------------------

    /usr/bin/killall spamd-setup

    No matching processes were found

    /usr/bin/killall spamlogd

    /usr/bin/killall spamd

    killall: warning: kill -TERM 74582: No such process

    /usr/bin/killall pflogd

    –------------------------------------------------------

    PID USERNAME  THR PRI NICE   SIZE    RES STATE    TIME   WCPU COMMAND
    1829 root        4  44   20  3596K  1088K select   0:55  0.00% slbd
    1675 root        1   8   20  3484K  1624K wait     0:26  0.00% sh
    1531 root        1   8   20  3132K   800K nanslp   0:07  0.00% check_reload_status
    1469 _ntp        1  44    0  3132K  1224K select   0:06  0.00% ntpd
      857 root        1   4    0 44824K 18140K accept   0:04  0.00% php
    1450 dhcpd       1  44    0  3132K  2140K select   0:04  0.00% dhcpd
      847 root        1   4    0  5072K  2828K kqread   0:03  0.00% lighttpd
      545 root        1  44    0  4892K  3460K select   0:02  0.00% openvpn
      452 root        1 -58    0  5696K  1848K bpf      0:01  0.00% tcpdump
      393 _dhcp       1  44    0  3132K  1264K select   0:01  0.00% dhclient
      316 _dhcp       1  44    0  3132K  1260K select   0:01  0.00% dhclient
      856 root        1   4    0 45848K 18380K accept   0:01  0.00% php
      924 nobody      1  44    0  3132K  1340K select   0:01  0.00% dnsmasq
    68801 root        1  44    0  7736K  3276K select   0:00  0.00% sshd
    1478 root        1   8    0  3212K  1256K nanslp   0:00  0.00% cron
    71932 root        1  44    0  7736K  3188K select   0:00  0.00% sshd
    1470 root        1  44    0  3132K  1216K select   0:00  0.00% ntpd
    68843 root        1  44    0  4912K  2292K select   0:00  0.00% sftp-server
    1533 root        1   8    0  3132K   888K nanslp   0:00  0.00% minicron
    70234 root        1  44    0  3240K  1280K select   0:00  0.00% syslogd
    72751 root        1  20    0  4524K  2380K pause    0:00  0.00% tcsh
      118 root        1  44    0  1888K   452K select   0:00  0.00% devd
      852 root        1   8    0 39704K  5236K wait     0:00  0.00% php
      853 root        1   8    0 39704K  5236K wait     0:00  0.00% php
    78295 root        1  44    0  3516K  1756K RUN      0:00  0.00% top
    1568 root        1   8    0  3488K  1448K wait     0:00  0.00% login
    1569 root        1   8    0  3488K  1448K wait     0:00  0.00% login
    72081 root        1  -8    0  3132K   772K piperd   0:00  0.00% sshlockout_pf
    72087 root        1   8    0  3484K  1336K wait     0:00  0.00% sh
    72088 root        1   8    0  3484K  1348K wait     0:00  0.00% sh
    68842 root        1   8    0  3484K  1324K wait     0:00  0.00% sh
    1572 root        1   5    0  3484K  1344K ttyin    0:00  0.00% sh
    1573 root        1   5    0  3484K  1344K ttyin    0:00  0.00% sh
    1570 root        1   8    0  3484K  1336K wait     0:00  0.00% sh
    1571 root        1   8    0  3484K  1336K wait     0:00  0.00% sh
      250 root        1  44    0  5020K  2812K select   0:00  0.00% sshd
      453 root        1  -8    0  3132K   728K piperd   0:00  0.00% logger

    –------------------------------------------------------

    And I can't seem to find out what

    spamd[73273]: /sbin/pfctl returned status 1

    means, is it a good thing or bad thing?




  • I have now given up on the Spamd package  :( I have found a free package to install on the exchange server its self that does the same thing and does it well JEP(S) http://www.proxmea.com/?q=node/19
    Cheers



  • I'll add an explanation in italics for some of the things you saw.

    @cheesyboofs:

    Thanks for your response, I have done as you suggested and ran the commands manually to try and find out where it may be going wrong but am having trouble interpreting the results.

    /sbin/mount_fdescfs fdescfs /dev/fd

    /usr/local/sbin/spamd-setup -d &

    [1] 74419
    The & on the end of the command causes it to run in the background without the shell waiting for it to complete. The command runs in process 74419

    whitelist whitelist 0 entries

    blacklist blacklist 0 entries
    #/sbin/pflogd &
    [2] 74458
    [1]    Done
    process 74419 has exited: spamd-setup has completed
    #/usr/local/sbin/spamd-setup -d

    /usr/local/libexec/spamd  -G 25:4:864 -n "mail.cheeyboofs.co.uk" -c 800 -B 100 127.0.0.1 &

    [3] 74581
    spamd is running in process 74581
    [2]    Done
    pflogd has exited. This is suspicious. Perhaps there was already a pflogd running.
    #/sbin/pflogd
    Run pflogd, this time wait for its completion.

    /usr/local/libexec/spamlogd

    Now that the previous command (pflogd) has completed run spamlogd and wait for its completion.
    [3]  + Done
    process 74581, spamd,  has completed
    #/usr/local/libexec/spamd -G 25:4:864 -n mail.cheeyboofs.co.uk -c 800 -B 100  …

    And I can't seem to find out what

    spamd[73273]: /sbin/pfctl returned status 1

    means, is it a good thing or bad thing?

    It probably means pfctl exited with status 1 which could be a status unique to pfctl or it could be pfctl reporting that it got an unexpected error return status 1 (EPERM, permission error) from a system call.

    As I suspected spamd is exiting rather than continuing to run in the background. If you wanted to explore this further you could consult the spamd manual page by typing spamd into the man page or keyword search box at http://www.openbsd.org/cgi-bin/man.cgi (spamd came to FreeBSD from OpenBSD) and look for the command options for getting more output from spamd). If you don't already know your way around a Unix system you probably have a fair bit of learning if you want to pursue this further.



  • @cheesyboofs:

    I have now given up on the Spamd package  :( I have found a free package to install on the exchange server its self that does the same thing and does it well JEP(S) http://www.proxmea.com/?q=node/19
    Cheers

    what's the free version lacking over the paid version? (out of curiosity, run an exchange box as well)



  • Hi,

    Not much.

    It does what it should, all the rest is just garnish! The one thing missing in the free version is auto white listing, so if for instance you don't get another eBay mail in a certain amount of time it will be automatically gray listed again. But you will still get the mail because of course the eBay server will keep trying. So far out of 1468 mails, 1405 have been blocked. I was a bit unsure about installing a third part app on my exchange server but it does seem quite un-intrusive and easy to remove should I want to and until I can get SpamD working I have no choice.

    Cheers



  • It says it can use sender/recipient e-mails as qualifiers, can you white list a sender e-mail with that program? Perhaps not with the free version..



  • Yes you can.



  • This thread is veering entirely off topic.



  • @submicron:

    This thread is veering entirely off topic.

    You're entirely correct, my apologies.


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