Installing the Anti-Spam SDK
Navigate to http://pmx.sophos.com/as-sdk. A
user account and password are required to retrieve the Anti-Spam
SDK package. From the root directory, find the
desired update version and operating system. Download the Anti-Spam package and
its MD5 checksum.
Sophos maintains separate directories for each of the various engine versions. To get the latest version, download your install package from the 2.x-latest directory, which automatically points to the latest engine version. Note that if there are API changes, Sophos may not update the 2.x-latest link.
Compare the MD5 checksum with your most recently downloaded package. If the
checksums are different, download the antispam.zip package
- If required, pass the file through your update verification system.
- If required, repackage to a different distribution format.
- Publish the update package on your site for your customers to download.
The majority of updates will not contain engine library changes. To determine if the update package contains engine changes, use the MD5 checksum to review the library file in the MANIFEST. Alternatively, review the library version number inside the binary. The number is incremented whenever the library changes.
Data files contained within the anti-spam update must only be used with the corresponding version of the engine software, found in the same package. Using incompatible versions will result in engine failure.