VFS Virus Scanner idea...

Juergen Hasch Hasch at t-online.de
Thu Sep 12 20:15:01 GMT 2002

Am Donnerstag, 12. September 2002 21:30 schrieb Christopher R. Hertel:
> 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.

It's all done, just look at www.openantivirus.org. Under "projects" you will
find the samba-vscan module from Rainer Link.


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