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SPAMD(1)		       User Contributed Perl Documentation			 SPAMD(1)

       spamd - daemonized version of spamassassin

       spamd [options]


	-a, --auto-whitelist, --whitelist  Use auto-whitelists
	-c, --create-prefs		   Create user preferences files
	-C path, --configpath=path	   Path for default config files
	-d, --daemonize 		   Daemonize
	-h, --help			   Print usage message.
	-i ipaddr, --listen-ip=ipaddr,...  Listen on the IP ipaddr (default:
	-m num, --max-children num	   Allow maximum num children
	-p port, --port 		   Listen on specified port (default: 783)
	-q, --sql-config		   Enable SQL config (only useful with -x)
	-V, --virtual-config=dir	   Enable Virtual configs (needs -x)
	-r pidfile, --pidfile		   Write the process id to pidfile
	-s facility, --syslog=facility	   Specify the syslog facility (default: mail)
	--syslog-socket=type		   How to connect to syslogd (default: unix)
	-u username, --username=username   Run as username
	-v, --vpopmail			   Enable vpopmail config
	-x, --nouser-config		   Disable user config files
	-A host,..., --allowed-ips=..,..   Limit ip addresses which can connect
	-D, --debug			   Print debugging messages
	-L, --local			   Use local tests only (no DNS)
	-P, --paranoid			   Die upon user errors
	-H dir				   Specify a different HOME directory, path optional

       The purpose of this program is to provide a daemonized version of the spamassassin exe-
       cutable.  The goal is improving throughput performance for automated mail checking.

       This is intended to be used alongside "spamc", a fast, low-overhead C client program.

       See the README file in the "spamd" directory of the SpamAssassin distribution for more

       Note: Although spamd will check per-user config files for every message, any changes to
       the system-wide config files will require restarting spamd for the changes to take effect.

       Options of the long form can be shortened as long as they remain unambiguous.  (i.e. --dae
       can be used instead of --daemonize) Also, boolean options (like --auto-whitelist) can be
       negated by adding --no (--noauto-whitelist), however, this is usually unnecessary.

       -a, --auto-whitelist, --whitelist
	   Use auto-whitelists.  Auto-whitelists track the long-term average score for each
	   sender and then shift the score of new messages toward that long-term average.  This
	   can increase or decrease the score for messages, depending on the long-term behavior
	   of the particular correspondent.  See the README file for more details.

       -c, --create-prefs
	   Create user preferences files if they don't exist (default: don't).

       -C path, --configpath=path
	   Use the specified path for locating configuration files.  Ignore the default directo-

       -d, --daemonize
	   Detach from starting process and run in background (daemonize).

       -h, --help
	   Print a brief help message, then exit without further action.

       -i ipaddress, --listen-ip=ipaddress, --ip-address=ipaddress
	   Tells spamd to listen on the specified IP address [defaults to].  Use to listen on all interfaces.

       -p port, --port=port
	   Optionally specifies the port number for the server to listen on.

       -q, --sql-config
	   Turn on SQL lookups even when per-user config files have been disabled with -x. this
	   is useful for spamd hosts which don't have user's home directories but do want to load
	   user preferences from an SQL database.

       -V, --virtual-config=directory
	   This option specifies a directory which will contain per-user preference files.  The
	   files are in the format of username.prefs.  A default.prefs file will be used if an
	   individual user config is not found.

	   Note that this requires that -x is used, and cannot be combined with SQL-based config-

       -r pidfile, --pidfile=pidfile
	   Write the process ID of the spamd parent to the file specified by pidfile.  The file
	   will be unlinked when the parent exits.  Note that when running with the -u option,
	   the file must be writable by that user.

       -v, --vpopmail
	   Enable vpopmail config  (only useful with -u set to vpopmail user). This option is
	   useful for vpopmail virtual users who do not have an entry in the system /etc/passwd
	   file.  This allows spamd to lookup/create user_prefs in the vpopmail users own

       -s facility, --syslog=facility
	   Specify the syslog facility to use (default: mail).	If "stderr" is specified, output
	   will be written to stderr.  This is useful if you're running "spamd" under the "dae-
	   montools" package.

	   Specify how spamd should send messages to syslogd.  The options are "unix", "inet" or
	   "none".   The default is to try "unix" first, falling back to "inet" if perl detects
	   errors in its "unix" support.

	   Some platforms, or versions of perl, are shipped with dysfunctional versions of the
	   Sys::Syslog package which do not support some socket types, so you may need to set
	   this.  If you get error messages regarding __PATH_LOG or similar from spamd, try
	   changing this setting.

       -u username, --username=username
	   Run as the named user.  The alternative, default behaviour is to setuid() to the user
	   running "spamc", if "spamd" is running as root.

       -x, --nouser-config, --user-config
	   Turn off(on) per-user config files.	All users will just get the default configura-

       -A host,..., --allowed-ips=host,...
	   Specify a list of authorized hosts or networks which can connect to this spamd
	   instance. Single IP addresses can be given, or ranges of ip addresses in
	   address/masklength format.  This option can be specified multiple times or can take a
	   list of addresses separated by commas.  Examples:

	   -A, -- only allow connections from and

	   -A 10.200.300.0/24 -- allow connections from any machine in the range 10.200.300.*

	   By default, connections are only accepted from localhost [].

       -D, --debug
	   Print debugging messages

       -L, --local
	   Perform only local tests on all mail.  In other words, skip DNS and other network
	   tests.  Works the same as the "-L" flag to spamassassin(1).

       -P, --paranoid
	   Die on user errors (for the user passed from spamc) instead of falling back to user
	   nobody and using the default configuration.

       -m number, --max-children=number
	   This option is not recommended -- see below.

	   Specify a maximum number of children to spawn. Spamd will wait until another child
	   finishes before forking again. Meanwhile, incoming connections will be queued.

	   Use of this option is not recommended in most circumstances, as we have received
	   reports of the perl interpreter dumping core.  It seems that some versions of Perl on
	   some OSes have issues with tracking child processes and signal handling, which the
	   perl interpreter to crash.

	   Please note that there is a OS specific maximum of connections that can be queued (Try
	   "perl -MSocket -e'print SOMAXCONN'" to find this maximum).

       -H directory, --helper-home-dir=directory
	   Specify that external programs such as Razor, DCC, and Pyzor should have a HOME envi-
	   ronment variable set to a specific directory.  The default is to use the HOME environ-
	   ment variable setting from the shell running spamd.	By specifying no argument, spamd
	   will use the spamc caller's home directory instead.

       Perl 5.005_03 seems to have a bug which spamd triggers, causing messages to pass through
       unscanned.  Upgrading to Perl 5.6 seems to fix the problem, so that's the current work-
       around.	More information can be found at http://www.hughes-fam-

       The "-m" switch seems to trigger signal-handling bugs in many versions of Perl.

       spamc(1) spamassassin(1) Mail::SpamAssassin(3) Mail::SpamAssassin::Conf(3)

       Craig R Hughes <craig@hughes-family.org>


perl v5.8.0				    2003-02-25					 SPAMD(1)
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