OT looking for info on Linux Antivirus

From: David Holland <dholland_at_woh.rr.com>
Date: Wed Feb 18 19:15:36 2004

If you are feeling brave enough you can:

Configure sendmail to handle your mail properly,
Configure Spam Assassin, and MimeDefang to hook into your email, strip
"bad" attachments, and scan attachments with various Linux virus

The sendmail configuration is the worst part. I've still not quite got
it working the way I want it to.

Anyways, the one command line virus scanner I played with was "McAfee
VirusScan Command Line Scanner for Linux"...

Unfortunately, I've seen pricing for McAfee's virus scanner, but should
you want to dink with it, there is a eval available here:


The wife uses Windoze on her Laptop, and I filter all her mail w/ the
above setup. (It mostly works but not completely. :-? )


On Wed, 2004-02-18 at 17:10, Jules Richardson wrote:
> On Wed, 2004-02-18 at 15:27, John Boffemmyer IV wrote:
> > I recently got my damned Linux box up and running and fully plan on using
> > it as a web/email server. Is there a decent and as close to free as
> > possible (hey, I admit it, I'm poor) antivirus that supports scanning of
> > email on the server?
> not that I know of... but if you can get rid of Windows on the desktop
> then that pretty much solves the problem too :-)
> I just ditch all the virus traffic on the client in the same way that I
> do the spam. You could always set up procmail on the server to filter
> messages with attachments based on size (or other rules) I suppose, but
> maintaining it might be a chore, and it still doesn't solve the problem
> if people are sending you binaries that are legitimate but *might* be
> infected.
> cheers
> Jules
Received on Wed Feb 18 2004 - 19:15:36 GMT

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