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Hello,

am not to start the ClamAV service from my Centos Mail server. am getting below error.
can any body help me on this

root@galaxy [/home/plokam]# /etc/init.d/clamd start
Starting Clam AntiVirus Daemon: ERROR: LOCAL: Socket file /var/clamd could not b                                                                                        e bound: Permission denied
ERROR: Can't unlink the socket file /var/clamd
                                                           [FAILED]
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- make sure you start the service as root
- if yes, make sure the clamav user can write to /var but as far as i remember, clamav creates the socket before it drops privileges so this should not be nessessary

if you are performing a new install, you may also move the socket elsewhere : /tmp, /var/run or a dedicated subdirectory in /var
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Hi,

as you see you get the error message:

root@galaxy [/home/plokam]# /etc/init.d/clamd start
Starting Clam AntiVirus Daemon: ERROR: LOCAL: Socket file /var/clamd could not b                                                                                        e bound: Permission denied
ERROR: Can't unlink the socket file /var/clamd
                                                           [FAILED]

This is because you can not directly write under /var.
- Please create a directory called  /var/clamav
- Change owner to the of the directory to clamav user (either clam or clamav check your clamav config file). I am assuming it to be the user clam:
  chown clam:clam /var/clamav

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- Edit your /etc/init.d/clamd file and make sure that it creates the socket under /var/clamav instead of /var. To accomplish this edit your /etc/clamd.conf and find these lines:

# Path to a local socket file the daemon will listen on.
# Default: disabled (must be specified by a user)
# LocalSocket /var/run/clamav/clamd.sock

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and modify it to read:

# Path to a local socket file the daemon will listen on.
# Default: disabled (must be specified by a user)
LocalSocket /var/run/clamav/clamd.sock

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Save & Exit. This should do the trick. It seems that you've overridden the default config options during the compile using command line switches.

Also please post the output of your sestatus command here if it still does not work.

Cheers,
K.
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by:Sandy
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or just check the configuration file, there must be socket/port related mistake in configuration.

Cheers
SA
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