[ILUG] Re: anti-virus scanning
lhecking at nmrc.ie
Wed Nov 21 12:01:09 GMT 2001
ger.donohue at teleca.ie writes:
> > The virus scanner I chose was McAfee Virus Scan for UNIX/Linux, but there
> > are quite a few others to choose from.
> Problem here is that reading the license.txt file you require a license
> for every user who connects to this machine. I talked to Priority Data
> with regard to this and that is every every email address you store mail
> for. So 20 Email address would cost ?1400 for a 2 Year Subscription
> It is definetly not anywhere near Amavis Scanner. Even the old Bash
> version (which I am still running !!).
You're comparing apples and oranges. Amavis _requires_ a virus scanner,
such as McAfee, or one of the dozen or so others we support.
While we're at it, I don't really recommend the old bash version of
amavis anymore, and we have officially stopped supporting it.
The latest amavisd (preliminary) snapshot supports Sophie and Trophie,
custom-daemons that use the Sophos and Trend (resp.) anti-virus APIs.
This way, the virus engine and definitions are kept in memory, and one
doesn't run the command line scanner for every mail message.
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