samba virus wrapper

Thomas Cameron archimage at
Thu Oct 11 13:36:02 GMT 2001

It is time for this discussion whenever you think it is.  It is time for
this project the moment you or someone else starts it.

I love Open Source.


On Thu, 11 Oct 2001, Barry Smoke wrote:

> We were invaded by multiple viruses on our samba server today.  We have a
> linux box running qmail, with qmail-scanner to prevent viruses from entering
> our network.  We are using mcafee with qmail-scanner, so it scans every
> message, and rejects it in case of a virus.  Apparently someone allowed a
> virus in anyway, probably through an outside e-mail account.  Some of these
> latest viruses also invade network connections also, and I have seen
> discussion of this on this list.  I was able to protect against nimda with
> the veto files global option, but all of our jpegs are now3 .vbs from
> another virus....
> Is it time to discuss implementing a virusscan wrapper for samba?  I know
> there are products for novell servers that scan, so that it prevents server
> infection.  I'm sure that there are scanners for nt also.
> There are several scanners that work on linux, but that I know of, none that
> can integrate into samba to provide on the fly scanning of anything written
> to the server.
> Is it time for a project for this?
> Barry Smoke
> Network Administrator
> Bryant Public Schools

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