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Thread: Ubuntu server 18.04: clamAV does not work due to missing /var/run/clamav/clamd.ctl

  1. #1
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    Dec 2009

    Ubuntu server 18.04: clamAV does not work due to missing /var/run/clamav/clamd.ctl

    I have a problem with ubuntu server 18.04. I have clamAV that can be reached by the other processes via unix socket domain (/var/run/clamav/clamd.ctl). ClamAV works well for a while, then the file clamd.ctl disappears from the previous path and I need to manually create it or to restart the system.
    I already tried with sudo apt-get install clamav-daemon.

    This is my file /etc/clamav/clamd.conf
    LocalSocket /var/run/clamav/clamd.ctl
    FixStaleSocket true
    # TemporaryDirectory is not set to its default /tmp here to make overriding
    # the default with environment variables TMPDIR/TMP/TEMP possible
    User root
    ScanMail true
    ScanArchive true
    ArchiveBlockEncrypted false
    MaxDirectoryRecursion 15
    FollowDirectorySymlinks false
    FollowFileSymlinks false
    ReadTimeout 180
    MaxThreads 12
    MaxConnectionQueueLength 15
    StreamMaxLength 10M
    LogFileMaxSize 0
    LogSyslog false
    LogFacility LOG_LOCAL6
    This is a script run with crontab

    # update
    FILETODOWNLOAD="main.cvd daily.cvd bytecode.cvd";
    for F in ${FILETODOWNLOAD}; do
     sudo rm -f /var/lib/clamav/$F
     wget$F -P /var/lib/clamav
     sudo chown clamav:clamav /var/lib/clamav/$F
     sudo chmod 644 /var/lib/clamav/$F
    # scan
    LOGFILE="/var/log/clamav/clamav-$(date +'%Y-%m-%d').log";
    #EMAIL_MSG="Please see the log file attached.";
    DIRTOSCAN="/var/www /home/master/";
    for D in ${DIRTOSCAN}; do
     DIRSIZE=$(du -sh "$D" 2>/dev/null | cut -f1);
     echo "Starting a daily scan of "$D" directory.
     Amount of data to be scanned is "$DIRSIZE".";
     clamscan -ri "$D" >> "$LOGFILE";
     # get the value of "Infected lines"
     MALWARE=$(tail "$LOGFILE"|grep Infected|cut -d" " -f3);
    Any idea?

    P.S. I already tried with this solution.
    Last edited by erotavlas; 1 Week Ago at 04:24 PM. Reason: Corrected link

  2. #2
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    19th Hole
    Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver

    Re: Ubuntu server 18.04: clamAV does not work due to missing /var/run/clamav/clamd.ct

    Thread moved to Security as the more appropriate forum.

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