VFS Virus Scanner idea...

Christopher R. Hertel crh at ubiqx.mn.org
Thu Sep 12 19:30:59 GMT 2002

I was at a meeting today and one of the participants came up to me after 
the meeting to ask a Samba-related question.  The problem he is facing 
is that he's got a bunch of Windows clients which are, of course, 
vulnerable to viruses and such.  During the meeting there was some 
discussion of software that would run on a Novell NetWare server and scan 
for windows viruses in "real time".  The question was: could this be done 
with Samba?

After thinking a moment it occurred to me that it should be possible to 
build a Samba VFS layer that would do virus scanning *iff* there is Open 
Source virus scanning software available.  Files could be scanned on open, 
create, close.

I don't know if this idea has been suggested before.  I think it would be
a very nice feature for Samba if it could be made to work.

Chris -)------

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