[Samba] Anyone using antivirus software?

Buchan Milne bgmilne at cae.co.za
Thu Jun 13 13:04:01 GMT 2002

Take a look at the samba-vscan project, which you can have do on-access 
scanning for you via samba (VFS modules).

(you should eb able to find it quite easily searching on freshmeat.net)

I have tested it with sophos (see 
http://ranger.dnsalias.com/mandrake/mandrake8.2/samba-2.2.4-vscan/  for 
RPMs for Mandrake 8.2).

There are a number of supported scanners, including kaspersky, trend, 
etc, but IIRC, McAfee it not supported.


>   I would recommend using SOPHOS (www.sophos.com).  This is a very stable
> and robust antivirus package that runs on MANY platforms, including linux, 
> (and even VMS).  
>   You can schedule it with a cron job, etc.  
>   They have a 3 month eval at www.sophos.com

>> Hello list,
>>            I was just wondering if anyone is using anti-virus software on =
>> their Samba server. I have protection on my clients, but I want to run =
>> software on the server too. I've looked at McAfee's Virus Scan, but as far =
>> as I can tell, it only uses "on-demand" scanning, meaning I have to =
>> trigger it from the command line, or run a cron job. I would like to have =
>> something that is real-time, and detects an infected immediately, without =
>> my interaction. This is how the McAfee AV software works on the client =
>> PC's running Windows. Anyone know of a similar product?

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