Virus Scanner

Martin Brown brownm at
Wed Jan 20 03:37:04 GMT 1999

I've tried the recommended McAfee Virus Scan on a Solaris Samba server 
and it seems to work fine EXCEPT:

It updates the ctime (last status change) on ALL the files it
checks. This is a problem if you are using UNIX dump for backups as
dump looks at the ctime to see if a file needs backing up since the
last lower level dump. (cpio doesn't look at the ctime so that's

Hey presto! Whenever you do a virus scan all your incremental dump
backups turn into fulls!

Unless there's some way of making the ctime invisible through the
samba share...

     Martin Brown, Senior UNIX Systems and Network Administrator
   ADI Ltd, Systems Group, Private Bag 2, Nth Ryde 2113, Australia
Phone: +61 2 9325 1645  Fax: 9325 1600  Email: martin.brown at

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