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SpamAssassin testing

Post by mbreitba » 2007-09-20 02:16

We've got a bootable ISO that we'd like a few people to play with.

Unfortunately, due to the use of FreeBSD, we had to take a snapshot of the entire drive, rather than just the used space, and the resulting ISO is about 2.5GB

The system has been tested extensively on P3 800mhz machines w/ 512MB of RAM, and an integrated NIC.

What it does - This is a total backend spam filtering system. It runs the SPAMD daemon, and the CLAMD daemon. You simply configure hmailserver to send your mail to this box, and the box returns an email with a SpamAssassin score in it. It also runs ClamD, which allows it to filter for viri, and drop them.

If anyone would like to try this out, please let me know. We've got additional information at http://www.howiblockspam.com/ on integrating this backend into Hmailserver.

Eventually, this will be a significantly smaller distribution, but due to the filesystem that we used there is no way to just back up the files (currently, about only 500mb is actually used).
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Post by fingers » 2007-10-11 04:39

Are there any special hardware requirements regarding...
HDD: SATA-PATA-SCSI? GB-Size?
NIC: chipset/speed

I assume it is headless.

Is the install configuable to include other filters in SpamAssassin process eg FuzzyOCR, ImageInfo etc

thanks,
Dave Arrowsmith

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Post by mbreitba » 2007-10-11 22:33

Shouldn't be any special hardware requirements, other than that the HDD needs to be larger than 6.4GB.

As for being able to configure additional filters, you can, but they are not included at this time. Currently, I'm working on building it on a linux distribution so that I can make the final distro significantly smaller. The download size right now makes it unmanageable as far as being a decent-sized download.

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Post by westdam » 2007-10-12 15:26

mmmm
mbreitba, could be usefull the backend like " m0n0wall " ?
it's a firewall in freebsd and use php to configure it via Web interaface and runs from compact flash or CD rom

i believe the creator of m0n0wall creates also a stripped down version of freebsd...

http://m0n0.ch
take a look!

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Post by westdam » 2007-10-12 15:30

here the link
http://m0n0.ch/bsd/
the project is not develop anymore 'couse manuel use his time to develop m0n0wall.

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Post by mbreitba » 2007-10-12 18:06

Yeah, I'm hoping for it to eventually be done like that, but I'm not exactly an expert with BSD/Linux :) . I'd also encourage people to use Pfsense (m0n0wall derivative) to load balance across several SpamAssassin systems.

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Post by westdam » 2007-10-12 18:21

oh pfSense, i like it but too " heavy " for me.. i prefer monowall ...

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Post by mbreitba » 2007-10-12 22:46

m0n0 works well, we used it for about a year, but pfsense has better load balancing and failover capabilities.

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