[clug-talk] antivirus for samba server

Trevor Lauder lists at thelauders.net
Fri Sep 30 21:06:57 PDT 2005


http://www.openantivirus.org/projects.php#samba-vscan

ClamAV will detect a virus and prevent access or copying of the infected file 
when tied into Samba.  I don't think it will clean the files (you might need 
to use a Windows computer to actually clean the infected file) but it would 
protect the file shares.

Cheers,

Trevor

On September 30, 2005 06:23 pm, Shawn wrote:
> I thought ClamAV would only detect viruses, not clean them.  If this is
> true, then I don't know if ClamAV is the best tool for use with Samba -
> it's primarily used in conjunction with email servers (though I could be
> wrong here).
>
> I use F-Prot though for scanning my mail, and seem to remember seeing
> methods to integrate it with Samba.
>
> My thoughts.
>
> Shawn
>
> On Friday 30 September 2005 17:50, Gustin Johnson wrote:
> > Does clamav do realtime scanning?  I know that this is a little OT, but
> > this is the main reason that it is not on any desktops that I manage.
> >
> > For samba servers though, I have it run scheduled scans putting logs in
> > all the usual places.  Logcheck can then be set to email you if something
> > goes awry.
> >
> > On Friday 30 September 2005 11:25, Tek Budda wrote:
> > > Travis Rousseau wrote:
> > > > clam http://www.clamav.net/
> > > >
> > > > On 9/30/05, bogi <khangyi at shaw.ca> wrote:
> > > >>Hi,
> > > >>Any good suggestions for opensource virus detectors that would work
> > > >> with a samba server and scan files ?
> > > >>
> > > >>Only OSS/GPL stuff :-)
> > >
> > > Further to Travis's suggestion as well.  There is a ClamAV client for
> > > windows called clamwin (clamwin.com).  There is also one for Mac OS X.
> > > Not sure of the name but I believe they include it in the latest OS X
> > > version (Tiger).  I test drove the windows variant at work (before I
> > > got canned) for deployment of a desktop antivirus solution to comliment
> > > the Symantec stuff on the server.  It worked excellent in my opinion
> > > with less bloat than Norton, scheduled updates, scans and a quarentine
> > > feature.  You could also specify the directory where updates could be
> > > downloaded so you could have one main system and the clients pull from
> > > it.
> > >
> > > If I ever get in a place that will allow it I would DEFINATELY deploy
> > > this solution.
> > >
> > > Cameron
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