VFS Virus Scanner idea...

Christopher R. Hertel crh at ubiqx.mn.org
Thu Sep 12 20:35:00 GMT 2002

Kewl.  :)

I figured that if I asked around a bit magic would happen.  I just found 
out about OpenAntiVirus a few minutes ago.  Thanks for the pointer!

Chris -)-----

On Thu, Sep 12, 2002 at 10:14:29PM +0200, Juergen Hasch wrote:
> 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.
> ...Juergen

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