[Samba] Realtime virus scanning

Ian Coetzee samba at iancoetzee.za.net
Thu Oct 27 00:05:16 MDT 2011

On Wed, Oct 26, 2011 at 6:23 PM, Chris Weiss <cweiss at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 26, 2011 at 11:01 AM, Helmut Hullen <Hullen at t-online.de> wrote:
>> Hallo, Ian,
>> Du meintest am 26.10.11:
>>> I just came across an interesting question. Is there a way to do
>>> realtime virus scanning on samba 3.4.7 on ubuntu 10.04.
>> Maybe there is some way. But it may produce only virtual security.
>> In the last months I've tested many malware mail attachments, p.e. with
>> "http://jotti.org". About 4 hours after sending time perhaps only 10 of
>> the 20 scanners which "jotti.org" uses had found a virus, some scanners
>> needed more than 24 hours for updating their signature file.
>> When you use an online scanner than you can be sure it doesn't detect
>> really new malware - you have to use some other tool for searching such
>> malware.
>> Viele Gruesse!
>> Helmut
> the security provided is for when someone brings in a flash drive from
> their infected home computer and copies infected files to teh network
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That is exactly what happened.

The age old adage, "Prevention is better than cure", wish we had
prevention in place earlier :)

Thanks for the replies, I will definitely be trying the clamfs thing.


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