Thursday, December 13, 2007

Create a Linux Antivirus Server to Protect eMail - A Brief How to

Does Ubuntu Linux Really Need Antivirus Software?” Where there was a bit of discussion as to whether Linux needed antivirus software installed.spacer_gif Create a Linux Antivirus Server to Protect eMail - A Brief How to

There were some very informative comments from readers, which showed that in reality it would be very difficult to develop Linux based viruses, and that the real use would be to protect Windows users. After some thought and a bit of playing, I was introduced to ClamAV. For those not familiar, their site description says:spacer_gif Create a Linux Antivirus Server to Protect eMail - A Brief How to

…Clam AntiVirus is an open source (GPL) anti-virus toolkit for UNIX, designed especially for email scanning on mail gateways. It provides a number of utilities including a flexible and scalable multi-threaded daemon, a command line scanner and advanced tool for automatic database updates. The core of the package is an anti-virus engine available in a form of shared library…spacer_gif Create a Linux Antivirus Server to Protect eMail - A Brief How to

For me at least, this was a clear challenge to roll up my sleeves and create a small antivirus server (used to scan email). This would be useful to the small business owner, school, club or hobbyists in general. I’m not going to Read the full post…

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