[svlug] Integrated Linux Virus Scanners

John Conover conover at rahul.net
Tue Aug 19 08:56:23 PDT 2003


may be of help.


William R. Lorenz writes:
> I'm sure this topic has been hashed out in the past, but I'd like to 
> revisit it once again and poll everyone as to any integrated virus 
> scanners they might be using on their Linux/UNIX-based mail servers.
> I know that Sendmail, Exim, and Postfix can all be integrated with
> on-the-fly scanning software; however, I believe that most of the virus
> definition/signature databases out there are only offered for a fee.  Is
> that the case from what others have found, or is there a free virus
> definition database available out there somewhere?  What engine and/or
> definition database have others found to work well in the past?
> I understand there's also the option of using procmail to strip out
> attachments on a global basis using an /etc/procmailrc or similar; in fact
> I remember implementing this for someone a while ago when I was doing the
> consulting thing.  It's been a while, but I might revisit that, also.

John Conover, conover at rahul.net, http://www.rahul.net/~conover

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