Problems with freshclam

René Berber r.berber@computer.org
Sun Sep 30 10:02:00 GMT 2007


Angelo Graziosi wrote:

> Rene' Berber wrote:
> 
>> you have to choose between UNIX socket or TCP socket in clamd.conf, at
>> least.
> 
> I do not know the difference: may you suggest it?

The recommended way is to use UNIX socket (the default is /tmp/clamd.socket),
unless you want to use clamd from another computer.  The reason is that the UNIX
socket is a local file, nobody else has access to it so it is secure, the TCP
socket is like any other service, a port listening on the network.
-- 
René Berber


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