[Samba] C'mon guys. Get some virus protection.

Michael Heironimus mkh01 at earthlink.net
Wed Aug 20 22:32:28 GMT 2003

On Wed, Aug 20, 2003 at 03:07:56PM -0700, Jim C wrote:
> Anyone who is smart enough to be on this list is smart enough to get 
> some proper virus protection.
> However it may be the case that some cannot afford commercial liscenses 
> and/or are not aware of the free virus checkers that are available.  
> Since this *is* a list issue, I don't feel that it is off topic to ask 
> for folks to publish various means for such.  I did notice that some 
> were available at http://www.utilitygeek.com/ when I was there.  Also, 
> is it not true that Samba has some virus protection built in?  Anybody 
> else know of some other good places/utilities?

Actually the main problem I've been seeing is that people have antivirus
software, but it's (mis)configured to send replies to the address listed
in the "From" header. I think all of the recent Outlook worms have been
forging the return address. At least one of the Debian Linux mailing
lists is having the same problem, silly autoresponders configured to
politely inform the "sender" that they send out a virus/worm, blindly
assuming that the From address is correct.

Michael Heironimus

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