Issue with Clamav Socket on Centos 7

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azizgstest
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Issue with Clamav Socket on Centos 7

Post by azizgstest » 2018/07/20 10:40:09

Hi All,

I'm using Clamav with postfix, but it's not able to scan/block emails and fails with the below error message :
/var/run/clamd.amavisd/clamd.sock failed, attempt #1: Can't connect to a UNIX socket /var/run/clamd.amavisd/clamd.sock: Connection refused

Note : When I installed clamd, the socket file (clamd.sock) wasn't there so I created one and gave it the permissions required.

Any hint on how to resolve this issue ?

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Re: Issue with Clamav Socket on Centos 7

Post by TrevorH » 2018/07/20 11:48:23

Try restorecon -RFv /var/run/clamd.amavisd
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Re: Issue with Clamav Socket on Centos 7

Post by azizgstest » 2018/07/20 16:45:53

I tried that with same results.

Where does Clamav create the clamd.sock file by default ?

Note : I'm using the latest version for epel repos : clamav-0.100.2

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Re: Issue with Clamav Socket on Centos 7

Post by C3nt0s » 2018/11/09 09:55:58

Did you solve the problem? I have the same issue, that i cannot connect to the socket...

Before the clamav update, everything worked fine...

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Re: Issue with Clamav Socket on Centos 7

Post by TrevorH » 2018/11/09 10:19:53

The package 'clamd' supplies a tmpfiles.d entry (/usr/lib/tmpfiles.d/clamd.scan.conf) to create /run/clamd.scan so I would guess that is the correct directory for the socket file.
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