Anybody knows if there is any good virus scanning tools in Linux with sendmail?

Discussion in 'Linux Networking' started by Henry, Jun 26, 2003.

  1. Henry

    Henry Guest

    Anybody knows if there is any good virus scanning tools in Linux with
    sendmail?
    The tool should be able to detect the windows virus, and auto-unzip the
    zipped files for scanning. And better always have an updated virus
    definition for download. Any suggestion? Thank you very much!

    Brgds,
    Henry
     
    Henry, Jun 26, 2003
    #1
    1. Advertisements

  2. Henry

    Timo Voipio Guest

    Timo Voipio, Jun 26, 2003
    #2
    1. Advertisements

  3. The best is amavis. It works with sendmail's libmilter interface and with
    many different antivirus scanners.
    Also amavis detects different mime types and decompresses if any compresses
    files (gz, tar, zip, arc etc.) were found.

    I have set it up with mcafee antivirus scanner (30-day evalution version).
    The trial is over half a year, but the scanner still works.
    And a simple script checks for mcafee definition file updates once an hour.

    Also you might want to set up spam-protection. SpamAssassin with
    spamassassin-milter interface. Also works perfect.


    P.Krumins
     
    Peteris Krumins, Jun 26, 2003
    #3
  4. Henry

    Les Mikesell Guest

    Mimedefang from http://www.mimedefang.org/ provides a milter interface to
    sendmail and allows you to run spamassasin and the virus scanner of your
    choice. Clam is a good free one: http://clamav.elektrapro.com/.
     
    Les Mikesell, Jun 27, 2003
    #4
  5. Henry

    Stuart H Guest

    <big snip>

    I use Mailscanner with Sophos - it's been bulletproof for over 2 years
    now. Sophos enterprise license is relatively inexpensive as well 5 years -
    4k (aprox)

    http://www.sng.ecs.soton.ac.uk/mailscanner/
     
    Stuart H, Jun 27, 2003
    #5
    1. Advertisements

Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments (here). After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.