This manual provides installation and setup instructions for PreciseMail Anti-Spam Gateway.
Operating System and Version: OpenVMS Alpha V7.3-2 or later
OpenVMS I64 V8.2 or later
PMDF Version: PMDF V6.8 or later
Software Version: PreciseMail Anti-Spam Gateway V3.3
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This guide describes how to install PreciseMail Anti-Spam Gateway.
This manual is intended for use by the system manager or any individual responsible for installing and maintaining the PreciseMail Anti-Spam Gateway anti-spam product.
This guide consists of three chapters and two appendices.
|Chapter 1||Contains pre-installation information.|
|Chapter 2||Describes the PreciseMail Anti-Spam Gateway installation procedure.|
|Chapter 3||Contains post-installation information.|
|Appendix A||Contains a listing of a sample installation.|
|Appendix B||Contains a list of the files created by an installation.|
You can find additional information in the following documents:
This chapter describes the steps that should be taken prior to
installing the PreciseMail Anti-Spam Gateway client and server.
1.1 Prerequisite Software
PreciseMail Anti-Spam Gateway requires OpenVMS Alpha V7.3-2 or later, or OpenVMS I64 8.2 or later to run.
If you plan to use PreciseMail Anti-Spam Gateway with PMDF, it requires PMDF V6.8 or later, available from Process Software.
Sophos Anti-Virus must be installed on the same system as PreciseMail Anti-Spam Gateway
if you wish to enable the virus-scanning feature of the pass-through
1.2 Accessing the Online Release Notes
The PreciseMail Anti-Spam Gateway kit provides online release notes, which you can
display or print by using VMSINSTAL with the OPTIONS N parameter. After
the installation, you can read the release notes by printing the file
SYS$HELP:PMASvvn.RELEASE_NOTES, where "vvn" denotes
the version number of the software. For example, for version
V3.3 of PreciseMail Anti-Spam Gateway, the file name would be
1.3 Installation Procedure Requirements
Before installing PreciseMail Anti-Spam Gateway, ensure that the following privileges, resources, and requirements are met:
PreciseMail Anti-Spam Gateway uses VMSINSTAL for installation. If you do not know how to use VMSINSTAL, you should first read the chapter on installing software in the VMS System Manager's Manual. For the installation, you should be logged into the SYSTEM account or another suitably privileged account.
If you are ugprading PreciseMail Anti-Spam Gateway from an earlier version, the steps are the same as described below, with the addition of a couple of prior tasks. If you are installing PreciseMail Anti-Spam Gateway on your system for the first time, you should skip the rest of this section and continue with Section 2.1.
Before upgrading, you should stop PMAS from running while the installation is running. If you're running PMAS with PMDF, the easiest way to do this on OpenVMS is to define the following logical before running VMSINSTAL:
$ define/system/exec pmdf_hold pmas
If you're running the PTSMTP proxy server, you can stop the PTSMTP worker processes with this command:
After the installation completes and you execute the PMAS startup procedure, deassign the logical above and tell PMDF to submit the PMAS channel for execution:
$ deassign/system/exec pmdf_hold $ pmdf submit pmas poll
Invoke VMSINSTAL to install PreciseMail Anti-Spam Gateway.
$ @SYS$UPDATE:VMSINSTAL PMAS033 ddcu:
Substitute the appropriate device name for ddcu.
OpenVMS AXP Software Product Installation Procedure V6.2 It is dd-Mmm-yyyy at hh:mm. Enter a question mark (?) at any time for help.
If there are any users logged into the system, you will see the message:
%VMSINSTAL-W-ACTIVE, The following processes are still active: ...process names...
You can install PreciseMail Anti-Spam Gateway while users are logged in, though PMDF should be shutdown to avoid messages coming in while PreciseMail Anti-Spam Gateway is being installed.
* Do you want to continue anyway [NO]?
If you wish to continue, answer YES.
* Are you satisfied with the backup of your system disk [YES]?
If you feel comfortable with your system disk backup, answer YES.
Otherwise, answer NO, perform the backup, then restart the installation
2.2 Installation Options
The next question is
* Do you want to purge files replaced by this installation [YES]?
If this is the first time you have installed PreciseMail Anti-Spam Gateway, answering NO
to this question can save some time when the PreciseMail Anti-Spam Gateway files are
moved into their directories.
2.3 Disk and Directory Selection
PreciseMail Anti-Spam Gateway is installed in its own rooted directory to avoid mixing PreciseMail Anti-Spam Gateway files with normal VMS files. The only files copied to VMS directories are the PreciseMail Anti-Spam Gateway release notes, which are copied to SYS$HELP:, and PMAS_STARTUP.COM, which is copied to SYS$STARTUP:.
PreciseMail Anti-Spam Gateway can reside on any disk. The installation prompts you for the name of the disk and top-level directory for the utilities. The default is SYS$SYSDEVICE:[PMAS].
* Enter the top-level directory for PreciseMail Anti-Spam Gateway [SYS$SYSDEVICE:[PMAS]]:
Once a directory has been specified (or [RETURN] is pressed to select the default), the directory is created and messages like the following are displayed:
%VMSINSTAL-I-SYSDIR, This product creates system disk directory SYS$SYSDEVICE:[PMAS].
Mixed VMSclusters that consist of a mix of Alpha and Integrity systems are fully supported by PreciseMail Anti-Spam Gateway. The PMAS_ROOT: directory tree can be shared by both systems if it resides on a common disk. When the PreciseMail Anti-Spam Gateway installation determines that the node is part of a cluster, it will ask whether or not to install the images for the other architecture. For example, if the installing node is an Alpha, the Alpha executables will be installed, and the following prompts will be displayed:
* Do you want to install the I64 images for PreciseMail Anti-Spam too [N]?
Simply answer YES or NO as desired.
2.3.2 Installing the Documentation
The installation will next ask you about installing the documentation for PreciseMail Anti-Spam Gateway. Documentation is supplied in Bookreader, PDF, HTML, Postscript, and ASCII text file formats. The installation will prompt you with this question:
* Do you want to install the documentation for PreciseMail Anti-Spam Gateway [YES]?
If you answer YES to the question, the documentation will be copied to
2.4 The Installation Completes
After the configuration questions, the PreciseMail Anti-Spam Gateway software and related files are copied to their destination directories. Informational messages about the individual components are displayed as needed.
This chapter contains important information about the PreciseMail Anti-Spam Gateway configuration and startup options.
PreciseMail Anti-Spam Gateway can be configured to run as a PMDF channel or as a pass-through SMTP proxy server (PTSMTP) that sits in front of whatever SMTP server you're currently running. The PTSMTP solution offers a number of advantages over the PMDF channel configuration, including increased performance and the ability to reject messages during the SMTP session, preventing some messages from even entering into your mail system.
If you upgrading PreciseMail Anti-Spam Gateway from a previous version, you should follow the steps outlined in Section 3.5 below.
If you are upgrading PreciseMail Anti-Spam Gateway from a previous version and do not plan to use the Pass-Through SMTP Server, you will not need to perform any of the configuration steps outlined in Section 3.3 below.
When you purchase a PreciseMail Anti-Spam Gateway license, you will receive a license
key that looks like a normal VMS-style license PAK. However, the VMS
LMF is not used by PreciseMail Anti-Spam Gateway. The PMAS license data must be copied
to a file named PMAS_ROOT:PMAS.LICENSE. If this file is not
found, or if the included license data is invalid, PreciseMail Anti-Spam Gateway will
3.2 PreciseMail Pass-Through SMTP Server Configuration
The PreciseMail Pass-Through SMTP (PTSMTP) Server acts as a proxy server for all incoming mail. The PTSMTP server does not replace your existing SMTP server, but instead works with your existing SMTP server, passing incoming messages directly to your existing server for delivery. Messages are scanned by the PreciseMail engine as they pass through, and quarantined or discarded messages are never actually sent to your primary SMTP server.
To properly set up the PTSMTP server, you must configure it to run on the well-known SMTP port (port 25) and reconfigure your actual SMTP server to run on an alternate port. SMTP clients will open a connection to the PTSMTP server on port 25, which will in turn open a pass-through connection to your actual SMTP server on its alternate port. Messages will be scanned and diverted or passed through as appropriate according to your PMAS configuration settings.
For more information on the PMAS Pass-Through SMTP Server, please see
the PreciseMail Anti-Spam Gateway Management Guide.
3.2.1 Reconfiguring your primary SMTP server
By default, your primary SMTP server listens on the well-known SMTP port, which is port number 25. This brief list shows how the SMTP server for various products can be reconfigured to run on an alternate port.
|PMDF||The alternate port number is specified in the [SERVICE=SMTP] section of PMDF_TABLE:DISPATCHER.CNF. The PMDF dispatcher must be restarted.|
|MultiNet||The alternate port is defined using the SET PORT command after selecting SMTP in MULTINET CONFIGURE/SERVICES.|
|TCPware||The alternate port is defined using the @TCPWARE:CNFNET SMTP command to configure the TCPware SMTP component.|
|MX||The system-wide logical name MX_SMTP_PORT specifies the port on which the MX SMTP server listens.|
For full details, please consult the documentation for your SMTP
3.2.2 Configuring the Pass-Through SMTP Server
The PMAS Pass-Through SMTP server will be started if the configuration variables PTSMTP_LISTEN_PORT, PTSMTP_MAILSERVER_PORT, and PTSMTP_MAILSERVER_HOST are defined. These configuration variables are documented in the PreciseMail Anti-Spam Gateway Management Guide. The first one specifies the SMTP port (which is normally the default, port 25), and the other two should be defined to point to the host and port number on which your reconfigured primary SMTP server is listening. For example:
# # Listen for incoming SMTP connections on port 25 # ptsmtp_listen_port 25 # # PMDF's SMTP server is running on port 2525 # on this same system # ptsmtp_mailserver_host 127.0.0.1 ptsmtp_mailserver_port 2525
If you have already configured the web-based PMAS GUI, you can define the variables using the administrator's interface. If you have not, you can define the variables by editing the configuration file (PMAS_DATA:PMAS_CONFIG.DAT) and adding them.
There are variables that control the PTSMTP worker processes that run.
PTSMTP_WORKER_MIN is the minimum number of worker processes that will
run. PTSMTP_WORKER_MAX is the maximum number of temporary worker
processes than can be running simultaneously. The amount of time a
temporary process can be idle before it exits is PTSMTP_IDLE_TIME.
3.2.3 Starting the PMAS Pass-Through SMTP server
When the PTSMTP configuration variables are defined, the pass-through SMTP server is automatically started when SYS$STARTUP:PMAS_STARTUP.COM is run. After the server has been started, there will be several "PTSMTP" processes running as detached processes:
$ pipe show system | search sys$input ptsmtp 20203AC8 PTSMTP HIB 7 1126 0 00:00:00.37 207 198 20203DC9 PTSMTP 0001 LEF 4 13850 0 00:00:11.76 553 555 202034D4 PTSMTP 0002 LEF 6 2284 0 00:00:06.90 447 508 $
The PreciseMail Processor is run to handle email-based requests from users to release quarantined messages and manage user-specific allow and block lists. You must configure your SMTP product to run the PMAS_COM:SPAM_PROCESS.COM command procedure when mail is sent to the "PreciseMail" email address (or whatever address you specify in the PMAS configuration file).
For PMDF, you can follow the procedure documented in Section 3.3.1, Configuring the PMDF PIPE and PMAS channels. You need only apply the changes regarding the PIPE command if you're running the Pass-Through SMTP Server.
For MultiNet or TCPware, the following alias should be added to SMTP_ALIASES.:
For MX, the MX SITE interface can be used to run the procedure. For
more information, consult the MX documentation on how to configure the
MX SITE interface.
3.3 PMDF Configuration for running PreciseMail Anti-Spam Gateway
Before PreciseMail Anti-Spam Gateway can run, PMDF has to be configured to pass incoming
mail messages to PreciseMail Anti-Spam Gateway. This is done by configuring PIPE and
PMAS channels and setting up an alias, rewrite rules, and a mapping
entry for PreciseMail Anti-Spam Gateway. The sections below cover the steps necessary to
properly configure PMDF for PreciseMail Anti-Spam Gateway to run; for more details on
PMDF configuration, please consult the PMDF documentation.
3.3.1 Configuring the PMDF PIPE and PMAS channels
The hooks between PMDF and PreciseMail Anti-Spam Gateway are implemented using the PMDF PIPE and PMAS channels. The PIPE channel is provided by PMDF; the PMAS channel is provided with PreciseMail Anti-Spam Gateway. PMDF_TABLE:PMDF.CNF can be modified to add rewrite rules for the PIPE and PMAS channels at the top of the file (somewhere among the other rewrite rules):
! ! PreciseMail Anti-Spam processor rewrite rules ! pipe.example.com $U%pipe.example.com@PIPE-DAEMON ! ! Rewrites for pmas channel ! pmas $U%pmas.example.com@PMAS-DAEMON pmas.example.com $U%pmas.example.com@PMAS-DAEMON
and add definitions for the channels themselves to the channel definition part of PMDF_TABLE:PMDF.CNF:
! ! Pipe channel ! pipe PIPE-DAEMON ! ! PreciseMail Anti-Spam Gateway ! pmas PMAS-DAEMON
Mail sent to the PreciseMail Anti-Spam Gateway user interface is routed by means of an alias that forwards to the PIPE channel. This alias should be added to your PMDF_TABLE:ALIASES. file or to your directory, if you're using a directory channel. The alias should look something like this:
The specified domain for the alias's value should match the domain specified in the rewrite rule for the PIPE channel.
The alias defined must match the username given for the processor in
the PreciseMail Anti-Spam Gateway configuration file. The default username is
3.3.3 Create a PIPE option file
An option file, PIPE_OPTION., must be created in PMDF_TABLE: for the PIPE channel. It should contain a line similar to the following:
The left-hand side of the equal sign must match the alias established
in the preceding section, because the PIPE channel hands mail sent to
that address to the command procedure associated with that address in
the PIPE_OPTION. file.
3.3.4 Adding the PMAS Routing to MAPPINGS.
The last addition is a mapping entry that tells PMDF to route incoming mail messages to the PreciseMail Anti-Spam Gateway channel, pmas. This can be done using the CONVERSIONS or SCRIPT mapping table entries. (The SCRIPT mapping is supported by PMDF V6.2 with the PMDF_SCRIPT ECO. PMDF V6.1 and V6.1 sites must use the CONVERSIONS entry.) A CONVERSIONS or SCRIPT table entry should be added to PMDF_TABLE:MAPPINGS. and should look something like this:
! ! The SCRIPT channel (process incoming mail for local users) ! SCRIPT IN-CHAN=tcp_*;OUT-CHAN=l;SCRIPT CHANNEL=pmas,MAXBLOCKS=200,MAXLINES=2000,Yes IN-CHAN=*;OUT-CHAN=*;SCRIPT No
You can choose to use a CONVERSIONS entry in the same way; the only difference is that the MAXBLOCKS and MAXLINES parameters (which limit messages processed by PMAS based on file sizes) are not available via the CONVERSIONS entry.
! ! The CONVERSIONS > PMAS entry ! CONVERSIONS IN-CHAN=tcp_*;OUT-CHAN=l;CONVERT CHANNEL=pmas,Yes IN-CHAN=*;OUT-CHAN=*;CONVERT No
If you already have a CONVERSIONS channel in place, simply add the appropriate lines with "CHANNEL=pmas" to your existing channel.
The SCRIPT entry works much like the entry for a conversion channel. The IN-CHAN and OUT-CHAN keywords determine which messages get routed to the SCRIPT channel. In the example above, incoming SMTP mail from all of the "tcp" channels being routed to the local "l" channel will be forwarded to the PMAS channel first. The second line serves as a default, so any other mail (say, from tcp_* to tcp_*) will not get routed.
If you use the PMDF PopStore or MsgStore, you'll need to add routing lines for them too.
PreciseMail Anti-Spam Gateway will ignore messages larger than 1000 blocks for
performance reasons (most spam messages are typically not that large,
so PreciseMail Anti-Spam Gateway typically should not be run on large messages, as it is
just wasted processing). The MAXBLOCKS and MAXLINES keywords in the
example above limit the size of messages that will be handed to the
PMAS channel; messages larger than 200 blocks or longer than 2000 lines
will not be processed by the SCRIPT channel (and thus not by
PreciseMail Anti-Spam Gateway).
3.3.5 Recompiling the PMDF configuration
When all the changes above have been made to your PMDF configuration, you need to recompile your configuration (if you're a running a compiled configuration) and restart the PMDF dispatcher. This is typically done using commands like the following. For more details, please see the PMDF documentation.
$ @sys$startup:pmdf_stop_queues $ pmdf cnbuild $ install replace pmdf_config_data $ purge pmdf_config_data $ pmdf restart dispatcher $ @sys$startup:pmdf_start_queues
You should wait until all of the PMDF execution queues stop before running SYS$STARTUP:PMDF_START_QUEUES.COM. Queues that are "busy, stop pending" will have their shutdowns canceled by the START/QUEUE operation.
For clusters, you must issue PMDF CNBUILD and PURGE PMDF_CONFIG_DATA on
each architecture, you must INSTALL REPLACE PMDF_CONFIG_DATA on each
member, and you need a /CLUSTER qualifier on the PMDF RESTART
DISPATCHER command above.
3.4 Starting PreciseMail Anti-Spam Gateway
Once the installation is complete, you can start the PreciseMail Anti-Spam Gateway software by executing the command procedure PMAS_STARTUP.COM, located in SYS$STARTUP:. This procedure will define PMAS_ROOT and a number of other PMAS logical names in the system logical name table.
Before starting PreciseMail Anti-Spam Gateway, you may want to create PMAS_DATA:PMAS_CONFIG.DAT from the PMAS_CONFIG.TEMPLATE file, customizing the configuration variables as needed for your site.
To start the PreciseMail Anti-Spam Gateway software automatically at system startup, you should add a line like the following to the system startup procedure (SYSTARTUP_VMS.COM in SYS$MANAGER):
PreciseMail Anti-Spam Gateway should be started before the PMDF processing queues are started.
You might want to add a command like the following to your login procedure for the generation of PreciseMail Anti-Spam Gateway statistics:
$ pmas_stats :== $pmas_exe:pmas_stats.exe
The PMAS_EXE: logical name is defined by
PMAS_STARTUP.COM to point to the appropriate
architecture-specific image directory.
3.4.1 Verifying PreciseMail Anti-Spam Gateway is running
If everything is configured correctly, incoming SMTP mail messages
destined for local users should now be processed by PreciseMail Anti-Spam Gateway. To
verify that messages are being routed properly, you can check the
PMDF_LOG:MAIL.LOG_CURRENT file to see that messages are being routed to
the script channel. If the PreciseMail Anti-Spam Gateway script is being invoked
properly, you'll also find PMAS_MASTER.LOG files in the PMDF_LOG:
3.4.2 Running PreciseMail Anti-Spam Gateway in a cluster
If you are running PreciseMail Anti-Spam Gateway in an OpenVMS cluster consisting of systems with separate system disks, you should copy the startup file PMAS_STARTUP.COM from SYS$STARTUP: on the installation node to the SYS$STARTUP: directories of the desired nodes. You should check the command procedure to ensure that the device name used to invoke the PMAS_START.COM file is a valid device name or logical for the target cluster nodes.
The PMAS batch jobs, described in the PreciseMail Anti-Spam Gateway Management Guide, need to run on only one cluster member. You might find it helpful to run them in a generic queue that will run as long as at least one cluster member node is running. The NOTIFY_QUEUE configuration variable specifies the name of the queue to be used for the batch jobs. The following queue definition shows a sample generic queue:
$ sho que/ful pmas_batch/all Generic batch queue PMAS_BATCH /GENERIC=(MILO_BATCH,CAESAR_BATCH,URSUS_BATCH,ZAIUS_BATCH) /OWNER=[SYSTEM] /PROTECTION=(S:M,O:D,G:R,W:S)
If you upgrading PreciseMail Anti-Spam Gateway from a previous version, you should follow the steps outlined below.
PreciseMail Anti-Spam Gateway includes a web-based user and administrator interface. The software requires that you run a web server on the same system running PreciseMail Anti-Spam Gateway. For OpenVMS, the following web servers can be used:
The HP, WASD, and OSU servers are all free to run. If you do not currently run a web server on your OpenVMS system, as a PreciseMail Anti-Spam Gateway customer, you can get a free license for Purveyor from Process Software. However, note that Purveyor is provided as-is and is not supported by Process Software for any other use.
The PreciseMail Anti-Spam Gateway HTML templates are found in the directory PMAS_HTML:, and the CGI scripts used by the web interface are found in PMAS_CGI:.
The steps needed to enable the web-based GUI are as follows:
The sections below describe how to configure each of the servers to allow them to serve the PreciseMail Anti-Spam Gateway GUI web pages and scripts.
Be sure you perform steps 2 and 3 above after configuring your web server!
Once configured, the PreciseMail Anti-Spam Gateway User Interface will be accessible to users via the following URL:
The sections below describe the changes that should be applied to fresh installations of the web servers. The instructions may differ some for those sites that have previously run these web servers. Please adapt the instructions to suit your particular web server environment.
The following steps are required to modify the HP Secure Web Server to serve the PreciseMail Anti-Spam Gateway files.
# # An Alias to tell the web server where the PreciseMail Anti-Spam # HTML files are located # Alias /pmas/ "/pmas_html/" # # A ScriptAlias to tell the web server where the PreciseMail Anti-Spam # CGI script files are located. NOTE: The first part of the ScriptAlias # value must match the value for GUI_URI_SCRIPT_PATH in # PMAS_DATA:PMAS_CONFIG.DAT (minus the trailing slash) # ScriptAlias /scripts/pmas/ "/pmas_cgi/"
The "/scripts/pmas" in the ScriptAlias line above must match the definition of the GUI_URI_SCRIPT_PATH variable in the PMAS configuration file. The "/pmas" in the Alias line above must match the definition of the GUI_URI_PATH variable in the PMAS configuration file. The values shown are the default values.
$ @sys$startup:apache$startup restart
Be sure to follow the other steps described in Section 3.6 above.
The following steps are required to modify the WASD Web Server to serve the PreciseMail Anti-Spam Gateway files.
# miscellaneous # # An exec line to tell the web server where the PreciseMail Anti-Spam # CGI script files are located. NOTE: The first part of the exec # value must match the value for GUI_URI_SCRIPT_PATH in # PMAS_DATA:PMAS_CONFIG.DAT (minus the trailing "/*") # exec /scripts/pmas/* /pmas_root/alpha_exe/cgi/* # # A pass line to tell the web server where the PreciseMail Anti-Spam # HTML files are located # pass /pmas/* /pmas_root/html/*
exec /scripts/pmas/* /pmas_root/vax_exe/cgi/*
The "/scripts/pmas" in the exec line above must match the definition of the GUI_URI_SCRIPT_PATH variable in the PMAS configuration file. The "/pmas" in the pass line above must match the definition of the GUI_URI_PATH variable in the PMAS configuration file. The values shown are the default values.
$ httpd :== $ht_exe:httpd.exe $ httpd/do=restart
Be sure to follow the other steps described in Section 3.6 above.
The following steps are required to modify the OSU Web Server to serve the PreciseMail Anti-Spam Gateway files.
$ create/directory www_root:[bin.pmas] $ @pmas_com:osu_setup www_root:[bin.pmas] Files will be created in WWW_ROOT:[BIN.PMAS]. Is this correct [Y]? Driver .COM files copied to OSU directory WWW_ROOT:[BIN.PMAS] $
# # Make list of optional exec directories. # .ITERATE $execenb $prefix $task .NEXT exec /$mapimage/* %mapimage:/www .NEXT exec /$mapdemo/* %mapimage:/demo
# # PreciseMail Anti-Spam Gateway CGI scripts # .NEXT exec /scripts/pmas/* www_root:[bin.pmas]
The "/scripts/pmas" in the exec line above must match the definition of the GUI_URI_SCRIPT_PATH variable in the PMAS configuration file. The value shown is the default value.
# # Grant access to selected www_root directories. # .EXPAND pass /www/* $sitepath
# # PreciseMail Anti-Spam Gateway HTML files # .EXPAND pass /pmas/* /pmas_html/*
The "/pmas" in the pass line above must match the definition of the GUI_URI_PATH variable in the PMAS configuration file. The value shown is the default value.
$ privrequest :== $www_system:privrequest.exe $ privrequest 931 restart
Be sure to follow the other steps described in Section 3.6 above.
The following steps are required to modify the Purveyor Web Server to serve the PreciseMail Anti-Spam Gateway files.
Key Name: SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Purveyor\Parameters\VirtualPathMap
Value 3 Name: pmas Type: REG_SZ Data: pmas_html:
$ set file/enter=purveyor_root:[purveyor.documents.scripts]pmas.dir - _$ pmas_root:[alpha_exe]cgi.dir
The images will need to be INSTALLed from their PURVEYOR_ROOT: directory. See the following paragraphs for information on INSTALLing the images.
$ set default purveyor_root:[purveyor.documents.scripts] $ create/directory [.pmas] $ copy pmas_cgi:*.* [.pmas]*.*
$ call DO_INSTALL_IMAGES "PMAS_CGI:ALLOWLIST.EXE" "/PRIV=SYSPRV" $ call DO_INSTALL_IMAGES "PMAS_CGI:BLOCKLIST.EXE" "/PRIV=SYSPRV" $ call DO_INSTALL_IMAGES "PMAS_CGI:PMASLOGIN.EXE" "/PRIV=SYSPRV" $ call DO_INSTALL_IMAGES "PMAS_CGI:PMASLOGOUT.EXE" "/PRIV=SYSPRV" $ call DO_INSTALL_IMAGES "PMAS_CGI:PMASPREFS.EXE" "/PRIV=SYSPRV" $ call DO_INSTALL_IMAGES "PMAS_CGI:PMASSTART.EXE" "/PRIV=SYSPRV" $ call DO_INSTALL_IMAGES "PMAS_CGI:QUARANTINE.EXE" "/PRIV=SYSPRV" $ call DO_INSTALL_IMAGES "PMAS_CGI:QUARCGI.EXE" "/PRIV=SYSPRV"
$ @purveyor:purveyor_shutdown $ @purveyor:purveyor_startup config.db
The PMAS configuration variables GUI_URI_SCRIPT_PATH and GUI_URI_PATH are used to create the various URLs generated by the PMAS CGI programs. (These variables are documented in the PreciseMail Anti-Spam Gateway Management Guide). If your Purveyor setup does not call the Scripts directory "scripts", you will need to define GUI_URI_SCRIPT_PATH to reflect that.
Be sure to follow the other steps described in Section 3.6 above.
The web-based GUI features a special PreciseMail Anti-Spam Gateway Administrator interface that allows you to easily modify the PMAS configuration and view reports about PMAS processing. To access the administrator pages, you must log in as the user PMAS_ADMIN. The password for the PMAS_ADMIN "account" is stored in the PMAS user database (PMAS_DATA:PMAS_USER_DB.DAT).
Similarly, there is a special PMAS_REPORTS login that can be used to access only the PMAS processing reports pages.
When PMAS is first installed, default passwords are supplied for PMAS_ADMIN and PMAS_REPORTS. The default PMAS_ADMIN password is "secret"; the default password for PMAS_REPORTS is "secrettoo". You should immediately change the PMAS_ADMIN and PMAS_REPORTS passwords using the PMAS_EXE:PMASADMIN.EXE utility. The PMASADMIN "user set_password" command takes two: an email address and a password. To change the PMAS_ADMIN password from its default value, use the following commands:
$ pmasadmin :== $pmas_exe:pmasadmin.exe $ pmasadmin user set_password pmas_admin somethingelse $ pmasadmin user set_password pmas_reports somethingelsetoo
To include the PreciseMail Anti-Spam Gateway Bookreader documents in the Bookreader search list, you should perform one or both of the following actions, depending on your Bookreader setup.
For more information, consult the Bookreader documentation.
This appendix includes a sample PreciseMail Anti-Spam Gateway installation.
$ @SYS$UPDATE:VMSINSTAL PMAS033 DUB0:[HUNTER] OpenVMS AXP Software Product Installation Procedure V6.2 It is 1-OCT-2004 at 10:27. Enter a question mark (?) at any time for help. %VMSINSTAL-W-NOTSYSTEM, You are not logged in to the SYSTEM account. %VMSINSTAL-W-ACTIVE, The following processes are still active: Polter Goat Goat Busters * Do you want to continue anyway [NO]? yes * Are you satisfied with the backup of your system disk [YES]?[RETURN] The following products will be processed: PMAS V3.3 Beginning installation of PMAS V3.3 at 22:11 %VMSINSTAL-I-RESTORE, Restoring product save set A ... PMAS V3.3 Installation Procedure Copyright © 2019, Process Software, LLC. All rights reserved. * Do you want to purge files replaced by this installation [YES]? [RETURN] Configuring PreciseMail Anti-Spam Directories --------------------------------------------- PreciseMail Anti-Spam places its files in a private directory structure. This directory structure can be located on any disk, but the disk must either have disk quotas disabled or sufficient diskquota to hold all of the PreciseMail Anti-Spam images, temporary files, and log files. * Where should the PreciseMail Anti-Spam top directory be located? [SYS$SYSDEVICE:[PMAS]]: [RETURN] The Alpha images will be installed. * Do you want to install the VAX images for PreciseMail Anti-Spam too [N]: [RETURN] * Do you want to install the I64 images for PreciseMail Anti-Spam too [N]: [RETURN] Documentation for PreciseMail Anti-Spam comes in Bookreader, PostScript, PDF, HTML, and ASCII text file formats. If you elect to install the documentation, the files will be placed in PMAS_ROOT:[DOC]. * Do you want to install the documentation for PreciseMail Anti-Spam Gateway? [YES]: [RETURN] No further questions will be asked. The PreciseMail Anti-Spam installation will now continue for a minute or two, depending on your type of media and the system configuration. %PMAS-I-CREDIR, Creating the PreciseMail Anti-Spam Gateway directory tree PreciseMail Anti-Spam creates two directory trees for storing discarded and quarantined messages. These directories can be placed on different disks after the installation by creating new trees and specifying the new directory locations in the PreciseMail Anti-Spam configuration file. The disk(s) on which the discard and quarantine directories reside(s) must also have quotas disabled or must have sufficient system quota to provide for discarded and quarantined messages. The default directories are: PMAS_ROOT:[DISCARD...] PMAS_ROOT:[QUARANTINE...] %PMAS-I-IMAGES, Linking and providing the PreciseMail Anti-Spam images.... %PMAS-I-DATA, Providing the PreciseMail Anti-Spam data files.... Be sure to follow the post-installation instructions described in the PreciseMail Anti-Spam Installation Guide. This will minimally include editing SYSTARTUP_VMS.COM to include the following command: $ @SYS$STARTUP:PMAS_STARTUP If you were already running PreciseMail Anti-Spam, issue the following command to restart PreciseMail Anti-Spam and requeue the batch jobs: $ @SYS$STARTUP:PMAS_STARTUP %VMSINSTAL-I-MOVEFILES, Files will now be moved to their target directories... Installation of PMAS V3.3 completed at 22:12 Adding history entry in VMI$ROOT:[SYSUPD]VMSINSTAL.HISTORY Creating installation data file: VMI$ROOT:[SYSUPD]PMAS033.VMI_DATA VMSINSTAL procedure done at 10:28 $
The files in Table B-1 are created during the installation of the PreciseMail Anti-Spam Gateway software.
|Files in PMAS_ROOT:[COM]|
|OSU_SETUP.COM||Creates .COM wrapper files needed for the OSU web server.|
|PMAS_CUSTOM_MASTER.COM||A copy of the PMDF_COM:PMAS_CUSTOM_MASTER.COM file.|
|PMAS_START.COM||Primary startup file, called by SYS$STARTUP:PMAS_STARTUP.COM.|
|PMAS_STARTUP.COM||A copy of SYS$STARTUP:PMAS_STARTUP.COM.|
|PTSMTP_CONTROLLER.COM||PTSMTP Controller procedure|
|PTSMTP_SHUTDOWN.COM||PTSMTP Shutdown procedure (called by PMAS_STARTUP.COM)|
|PTSMTP_STARTUP.COM||PTSMTP Startup procedure (called by PMAS_STARTUP.COM)|
|PTSMTP_WORKER.COM||PTSMTP Worker procedure|
|RUN_AUTOUPDATE.COM||The command procedure responsible for running the autoupdate program.|
|RUN_CLU_BATCH.COM||The command procedure responsible for running the Distributed Cluster Synchronization program.|
|RUN_NOTIFY.COM||The command procedure responsible for running the quarantine notification program.|
|RUN_NIGHTLY.COM||The command procedure responsible for maintaining the [LOG] directory.|
|RUN_STATS.COM||The command procedure responsible for running the statistics program.|
|SPAM_PROCESS.COM||Procedure run by the PMDF PIPE channel.|
|UPDATE.COM||Procedure run by the PMAS rules autoupdate service.|
|Files in PMAS_ROOT:[DOC]|
|PMAS_INSTALL_GUIDE.DECW$BOOK||PreciseMail Anti-Spam Gateway Installation Guide (Bookreader)|
|PMAS_INSTALL_GUIDE.PDF||PreciseMail Anti-Spam Gateway Installation Guide (Adobe PDF)|
|PMAS_INSTALL_GUIDE.PS||PreciseMail Anti-Spam Gateway Installation Guide (PostScript)|
|PMAS_INSTALL_GUIDE.TXT||PreciseMail Anti-Spam Gateway Installation Guide (ASCII)|
|PMAS_MGMT_GUIDE.DECW$BOOK||PreciseMail Anti-Spam Gateway Management Guide (Bookreader)|
|PMAS_MGMT_GUIDE.PDF||PreciseMail Anti-Spam Gateway Management Guide (Adobe PDF)|
|PMAS_MGMT_GUIDE.PS||PreciseMail Anti-Spam Gateway Management Guide (PostScript)|
|PMAS_MGMT_GUIDE.TXT||PreciseMail Anti-Spam Gateway Management Guide (ASCII)|
|PMAS_USERS_GUIDE.DECW$BOOK||PreciseMail Anti-Spam Gateway User's Guide (Bookreader)|
|PMAS_USERS_GUIDE.PDF||PreciseMail Anti-Spam Gateway User's Guide (Adobe PDF)|
|PMAS_USERS_GUIDE.PS||PreciseMail Anti-Spam Gateway User's Guide (PostScript)|
|PMAS_USERS_GUIDE.TXT||PreciseMail Anti-Spam Gateway User's Guide (ASCII)|
|LIBRARY.DECW$BOOKSHELF||Bookshelf file for Bookreader documents|
|Files in PMAS_ROOT:[VAX_EXE], [ALPHA_EXE], and [I64_EXE]|
|AUTHDEBUG.EXE||Executable image for testing GUI authorizations processes.|
|BASTATS.EXE||Executable image that gathers PMAS statistics.|
|BAYES.EXE||Executable image to populate the Bayesian token databases.|
|CHECK_LICENSE.EXE||Checks the PMAS and Sophos licenses.|
|CLU_BATCH.EXE||Data Synch Cluster batch job.|
|CVTTOKEN.EXE||Executable image to convert V1.0 token databases to indexed files.|
|DNSBLPLUG.EXE||DNSBL plugin shareable used by the PTSMTP proxy server.|
|IMPORT_CONFIG.EXE||Executable image that merges updated PMAS_CONFIG.DAT template information.|
|NOTIFY_QUARANTINED.EXE||Executable image for the quarantine notification messages.|
|PCRETEST.EXE||Executable image for testing regular expressions.|
|PMAS_COMPILE.EXE||Executable image to compile the PMAS rules.|
|PMAS_CLUSTER.EXE||Executable image for Data Synch Cluster daemon.|
|PMAS_DELDIR.EXE||Executable image to delete quarantine and discard directories efficiently.|
|PMAS_MASTER.EXE||Executable image for the PMDF pmas channel to process incoming mail messages.|
|PMAS_PROCESS.EXE||Executable image for the PreciseMail Processor user interface.|
|PMAS_STATS.EXE||Executable image to parse the contents of PMAS.LOG and generate a report on PreciseMail activities.|
|PMAS_UPDATE.EXE||Executable image to automatically download ruleset updates.|
|PMAS_USERDB_API.EXE||Shareable image that implements the PMAS user database API.|
|PMAS_VERSION.EXE||Executable image to display summary information for installed PMAS version.|
|PMAS.EXE||Executable image for interactively testing messages.|
|PMASADMIN.EXE||PMAS administrator command-line utility.|
|PMASPLUG.EXE||PMAS shareable used by the PTSMTP proxy server.|
|PTSMTP_CONTROLLER.EXE||Executable image for the main PTSMTP Controller.|
|PTSMTP_WORKER.EXE||Executable image for the PTSMTP worker processes.|
|SOPHPLUG.EXE||Sophos shareable used by the PTSMTP proxy server.|
|SPFQUERY.EXE||Executable image to perform SPF queries.|
|TLS_CERTREQ.EXE||Executable image to generate TLS certificates.|
|UNZIP.EXE||Info-ZIP UnZip utility used to decompress ruleset updates.|
|WHICHIP.EXE||Executable image to determine the IP stack running.|
|Files in PMAS_ROOT:[VAX_EXE.CGI], [ALPHA_EXE.CGI], and [I64_EXE.CGI]|
|ADMINCONFIG.EXE||Executable image for the Administrative Configuration page.|
|ADMINGROUPS.EXE||Executable image for the Administrative Groups Configuration page.|
|ADMINLICENSE.EXE||Executable image for the Administrative License page.|
|ADMINREPORTS.EXE||Executable image for the Administrative Reports page.|
|ALLOWLIST.EXE||Executable image for the Allow List page.|
|BLOCKLIST.EXE||Executable image for the Block List page.|
|OSU_CGI_PMAS.EXE||Executable image for OSU CGI support.|
|PMASLOGIN.EXE||Executable image for the PMAS Login page.|
|PMASLOGOUT.EXE||Executable image for the PMAS Logout.|
|PMASPREFS.EXE||Executable image for the PMAS Preferences page.|
|PMASSTART.EXE||Executable image for the PMAS Start page.|
|QUARANTINE.EXE||Executable image for the PMAS Quarantine page.|
|QUARCGI.EXE||Executable image for the PMAS Quarantine options.|
|RULELIST.EXE||Executable image for the PMAS Rules List page.|
|Files in PMAS_ROOT:[HELP]|
|PMAS_PROCESS_HELP.TXT||Help file for the user interface.|
|PMAS_PROCESS_HELP.TEMPLATE||HTML template for the Help file.|
|Files in PMAS_ROOT:[HTML]|
|Files in PMAS_ROOT:[DATA]|
|00_LOCAL_TESTS.CF||Local rules and scores|
|00_ALLOWBLOCKLISTS.CF||Local allow and block rules|
|20_ANTI_RATWARE.CF||Rules to try to identify "legitimate" mail clients.|
|20_BODY_TESTS.CF||Rules applied to message bodies.|
|20_COMPENSATE.CF||Rules to compensate for some of the aggressive rules.|
|20_HEAD_TESTS.CF||Rules applied to message headers.|
|20_HTML_TESTS.CF||Rules applied to HTML messages.|
|20_META_TESTS.CF||Meta rules made up of header and body meta tests.|
|20_PHRASES.CF||Rules for identifying popular spam phrases.|
|20_PORN.CF||Rules for identifying words associated with porn messages.|
|20_RATWARE.CF||Rules for identifying messages sent by popular spam software.|
|20_URI_TESTS.CF||Rules applied to URIs in the message body.|
|40_SPAM_PHRASES.CF||Rules for identifying popular spam phrases.|
|50_SCORES.CF||Scores for the rules in the 20_* files.|
|99_LOCAL_SCORES.CF||Local scores to override the scores in 50_SCORES.CF.|
|ALIASES.TXT||Sample aliases file.|
|INTERNAL_IP.TXT||List of IP addresses that are internal to your network.|
|OPTIONAL_RULES.CF||Optional rules that you may or may not want to deploy for your site.|
|PMAS_CONFIG.TEMPLATE||Sample configuration file for PreciseMail Anti-Spam Gateway.|
|PMAS_CONFIRM_MSG.TEMPLATE||Sample template for the confirmation message generated by the PMAS Processor.|
|PMAS_DNSBL.TEMPLATE||Template configuration file for the DNSBL features|
|PMAS_PROCESS_REPLY.TEMPLATE||Sample reply message sent by the PMAS Processor in response to commands.|
|PMAS_SOPHOS_CONFIG.TEMPLATE||Sample configuration file for the Sophos AV engine.|
|PMAS_USER_DB.FDL||FDL (File Definition Language) file used to create the PMAS_USER_DB database.|
|PTSMTP.CONF||Read-only configuration file for the PTSMTP controller. (Not to be edited!)|
|PTSMTP_PLUGINS.CONF||Secondary configuration file for the PTSMTP controller; generated from PMAS config variables.|
|PTSMTP_PMAS.CONF||Secondary configuration file for the PTSMTP controller; generated from PMAS config variables.|
|PTSMTP_SOPHOS.CONF||Secondary configuration file for the PTSMTP controller.|
|PTSMTP_SPF.TEMPLATE||Sample template for PTSMTP SPF configuration.|
|QUARANTINE_MESSAGE.TEMPLATE||Sample template for quarantined message notification messages.|
|RDNS_EXCEPTIONS.TEMPLATE||Sample template for rDNS exceptions.|
|VIRUS_REPLACEMENT.TEMPLATE||Sample template for virus-laden bodypart replacement text.|
|VMF_EXCEPTIONS.TEMPLATE||Sample template for VMF (Verify MAIL FROM) exceptions.|
|Files in PMAS_ROOT:[API.USERDB]|
|USERDB_API_DESCRIP.MMS||MMS/MMK file to build the UserDB API examples.|
|USERDB_API_EXAMPLE1.C||User database API example program.|
|USERDB_API_EXAMPLE2.C||User database API example program.|
|USERDB_API_EXAMPLE3.C||User database API example program.|
|USERDB_API_EXAMPLE4.C||User database API example program.|
|USERDB_API_EXAMPLE5.C||User database API example program.|
|USERDB_API_EXAMPLE6.C||User database API example program.|
|USERDB_API_MAKEFILE.||Make file to build the UserDB API example programs.|
|USERDB_API.H||User database API include file.|
|Files in SYS$COMMON:[SYSHLP]|
|PMAS033.RELEASE_NOTES||Release notes for PreciseMail Anti-Spam Gateway|