[CentOS] Antivirus for CentOS? (yuck!)

Matt Shields matt at mattshields.org
Thu Jan 22 13:24:09 UTC 2009


On Thu, Jan 22, 2009 at 8:15 AM, Ralph Angenendt
<ra+centos at br-online.de<ra%2Bcentos at br-online.de>
> wrote:

> Anne Wilson wrote:
> > I'm sure there are plenty of people that can give Ralph detailed
> information
> > about using it efficiently.
>
> Sorry, I do not want to know how to "use clamav efficiently", I am just
> wondering what good clamav will do on a server, as there aren't really
> any hooks into file writing or reading. Sure, I can hook up clamav into
> my email stream or into my proxy on that machine for filtering out
> requests to people who use windows boxes behind those.
>
> But I do not understand which sense clamav makes on a linux server, if
> there are no hooks into the kernel (I know about dazuko, but a) we don't
> ship it and b) last time I looked at it I couldn't get it to run
> properly without a *huge* speed penalty).
>
> As far as I know there is no AntiVirus solution for Linux which works
> the same as all the solutions under Windows do. And if you do not have
> real time scanning on a server/workstation, an anti virus scanner
> doesn't do you any good, as the time frame for attacks is just too
> large. Either you get it on the first shot or you can just forget about
> it.
>
> So again: If you want to be PCI-DSS compliant - what's the use of
> clamav?
>
> Ralph
>
>
Check out BitDefender http://www.bitdefender.com

-matt
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