Managing the Settings

You can view and change current configuration parameters of the components included in Dr.Web for UNIX Mail Servers and listed on the main page. For that, open the Settings page. On this page, you can also switch Dr.Web for UNIX Mail Servers into the centralized protection mode or into the standalone mode (for further information about these modes please refer to Operation Modes).

On the left side of the page, a menu is displayed, which contains the names of all the Dr.Web for UNIX Mail Servers components whose settings can be viewed and adjusted. To view and adjust the settings of any component, first click on the name of a desired in this menu. The name of the component whose settings you are currently viewing and editing will be highlighted in this menu on the left.

The Centralized protection item in the menu will take you to the page for managing the centralized protection mode.

The General Settings item in the menu corresponds to the settings of the Dr.Web ConfigD component, which is responsible for the overall functioning of Dr.Web for UNIX Mail Servers.

If a component has sections with additional settings apart from the section with its main settings (for example, such sections are available for the Dr.Web ClamD component, which emulates the interface of the ClamAV® anti-virus and uses these additional sections to hold individual scanning parameters for different clients that use different connection addresses), then an icon indicating that you can expand/collapse additional sections is displayed to the left of the component name. If the icon looks like , additional sections are hidden. If the icon looks like , additional sections are displayed on the menu, one per line. To expand/collapse the list of additional sections, click this expand/collapse icon next to the name of the required component.

The additional sections with settings are displayed as indented lines. To view or edit parameters of an additional section, click its name.

To add an additional subordinate section with settings for a component, if it is allowed, click to the right of the component’s name. Then, specify a unique name (tag) for the new subsection and click OK. To close the window without creating a subsection, click Cancel.

To delete a subsection for a component, click to the right of the subsection name (tag) that appears when you hover over the component name. Then, confirm that you want to delete the subsection and click Yes or close the window without deleting the subsection by clicking No.

At the top of the settings page, you can see a menu that allows you to change the viewing mode. The following modes are available:

All—show the table with all the component configuration parameters that can be viewed and adjusted.

Changed—show the table with the component configuration parameters that have values different from the default ones.

Ini Editor—show a text editor with this component configuration parameters that have values different from the default ones. The displayed text has the same format as the configuration file (contains parameter = value pairs).

You can also filter displayed parameters based on a search query. To filter unnecessary parameters out and display only those that correspond to the query, use the search box. The box is displayed on the right side of the viewing mode menu and is marked with . To filter the parameter list, enter any word in the search box. All parameters that do not have the entered word in their description, will be hidden (this filtering is not case-sensitive). To clear the search results and display the unfiltered list, click in the search box or erase the word in it.

Parameters can be filtered out only when they are displayed in tabular form (i.e. in the All and Changed viewing modes).

Viewing and Editing Component Settings in Tabular Form

When viewing parameters in tabular form (the All and Changed viewing modes), each table row contains the name and description of the parameter (on the left) and its current value (on the right). For Boolean parameters (those that have only two available values: “Yes” and “No”), a check box is displayed instead of a value (checked means “Yes”, unchecked means “No”).

When you select to view all parameters (not only those that were changed), the modified (non-default) values are indicated in bold.

The complete parameter list is split into groups (such as General, Advanced, and so on). To collapse or expand a group, click on its heading (its name). When a group is collapsed and its parameters are not displayed in the table, the following icon appears to the left of the group name: . When a group is expanded and the parameters are displayed in the table, the following icon appears to the left of the group name: .

To adjust a parameter, click its current value in the table (for a Boolean parameter—set or remove a check mark in the corresponding check box). If a parameter has a set of predefined values, they will all appear as a drop-down list after you click the current value. If a parameter has a numeric value, an editing box will appear after you click the current value. Specify a required value and press ENTER. The figure below shows examples of how to change parameter values (note that the set of components shown in the figure can differ from the one supplied to you). All changes made to parameter values are immediately applied to the configuration of the corresponding component.

Figure 3. Component settings in tabular form

If the parameter expects a string as its value or accepts a list of arbitrary values, a pop-up window will appear once you click on the parameter current value to edit it. If the parameter accepts a list of values, they will be shown in a multi-line editing box (one value per line) as shown in the figure below. To edit the listed values, you need to change, delete or add any required lines in the editing box.

Figure 4. Editing a list of values

After editing the value of a parameter Save to apply your changes and to close the window. To close the window without applying the changes click Cancel or click the icon in the upper right corner of the pop-up window.

Viewing and Editing Components’ Settings in a Text Editor

When viewing parameters in the Ini Editor mode, they are displayed in the same format as in the configuration file of the product (as parameter = value pairs), where parameter is a parameter’s name that is written directly into the configuration file (into the settings section of the corresponding component). In this mode, only those parameters are displayed whose values differ from the default ones (that is, parameters whose values are emphasized in bold font in the All viewing mode). The figure below shows how parameters are displayed in this simple-view text editor.

Figure 5. Built-in editor for settings

To make any desired changes, edit the text in this text editor according to the same rules as described for editing the configuration file (this will modify only the section that contains the settings of the component highlighted on the left). If necessary, you can specify a new value for any parameter available for the component. In this case, the value of this parameter changes from its default setting to the value you enter in the editor. If you want to reset the parameter back to its default value, just erase the line containing this parameter in this text editor. If you do so, then, once you save the changes, the parameter will be restored to its default value.

Once you have finished editing parameter values, click Save to apply the changes or click Cancel to cancel them.

If you click Save, the text is validated: the program checks whether all parameters are existent and their set values are valid. In case of an error, the appropriate message will be displayed.


For details on the configuration file, its, and its features that are important for specifying parameter values, refer to Appendix D. Dr.Web for UNIX Mail Servers Configuration File section.

Additional Information

Configuration parameters of Dr.Web ConfigD (Common settings).

Configuration parameters of SpIDer Gate.

Configuration parameters of Dr.Web Firewall for Linux.

Configuration parameters of the component Dr.Web MailD.

Configuration parameters of Dr.Web ES Agent.

Configuration parameters of Dr.Web Updater.

Configuration parameters of Dr.Web ClamD.

Configuration parameters of Dr.Web File Checker.

Configuration parameters of Dr.Web Scanning Engine.

Configuration parameters of Dr.Web Network Checker.

Configuration parameters of Dr.Web SNMPD.

Configuration parameters of Dr.Web CloudD.

Configuration parameters of Dr.Web LookupD.

Configuration parameters of Dr.Web StatD.

Managing the Centralized Protection.