[Samba] Sama + Virus Detection

dj at 4ict.com dj at 4ict.com
Fri Apr 19 02:19:01 GMT 2002

On Fri, 19 Apr 2002, Peter Koch wrote:

> I am in the process of replacing our existing netware server by a linux
> samba machine. The setup itself shouldn't be too difficult, everybody gets a
> home directory and a few shared directories for workgroups in the company.
> But I'm always looking for a fine working solution for scanning incoming
> (from server view) files for viruses in real time, just like NetShield from
> NAI does. I bought Kaspersky Anti Virus for Linux Servers, because it
> contains it. You have to compile a kernel module that kind of intercepts the
> open, close and execute states of files for scanning them. But this is not
> only slow, it's suuuuuuuper veeeeeery uuuuuultra slow. Copying 100 files of
> mixed sizes (sum. 100MB) took like 4 minutes, without it it takes no more
> than 15 seconds or so.
> Anyone with similar problems/solutions/hints ?

I'm also setting up something simular, but I'm thinking of using the
samba-vscan tool. It is a link between samba and different antivirus
tools. See http://www.openantivirus.org/ for more info.

I havent tried it yet so I can't comment on how fast it is, but seems
worth a try.


Tim Verhoeven
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