[Mimedefang] Virus Scanners
Martin.Bene at kpnqwest.com
Thu Dec 6 03:26:19 EST 2001
> So what's a common (not too expensive) virus scanner that
> people are using with MIMEDefang? From it's configure
> result, I see it has support for H+BEDV (antivir), NAI
> (uvscan), Sophos (sweep) and AVP (AvpLinux)...
My personal favorite is the kaspersky scanner (AVP), even though current
versions need some modifications to mimedefang.pl for best results:
* Nice price for protecting mailservers with lots of users: unlimited users,
one server license is US$ 560/year; lower prices for limited number of users
or more than one server also available.
* Client/Server system: you run a scanner daemon on system startup and have
mimedefang submit scan jobs to this daemon using a very small client
program. this is much more resource efficient than starting up a whole AV
scanner for each attachment.
Changes necessary to make currect version of kaspersky work:
- The Program used for scanning is AvpDaemonClient, not AvpLinux.
- the client program doesn't like relative paths, so you need to make the
paths passed to the scanner for processing absolute.
my($pwd) = `pwd`;
my($code) = run_virus_scanner("/opt/AVP/AvpDaemonClient $pwd/$path
Another change I've added to my mimedefang installation: ability to send an
admin notification to the filter admin for action_drop_with_warning action
and not only for the quarantine case.
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