[CentOS] Re: can I use CentOS as a antivirus / spam filter / HTTP AV gateway?

Scott Silva ssilva at sgvwater.com
Thu Jul 10 16:41:35 UTC 2008

on 7-10-2008 3:23 AM Rudi Ahlers spake the following:
> Johnny Hughes wrote:
>> Rudi Ahlers wrote:
>>> Hi all
>>> I've been thinking about using CentOS on a Dell R200 server and turn 
>>> it into a firewall / network monitor / traffic shaper in our 
>>> datacentre, instead of using a dedicated firewall device.
>>> One of the devices that I have been looking at, with my limited 
>>> budget, is the D-Link DFL 860 - 
>>> http://www.netdefend.eu/Product.aspx?m=15&ref=DFL-860
>>> It provides AV, SPI, VPN, DOS, P2P, etc protection. Most of this can 
>>> be done with Linux as well, but I'm not 100% sure about the AV part.
>>> How will I use / setup CentOS to check all traffic coming in & out 
>>> (HTTP, SMTP, POP3, IMAP, etc) for virusses and clean them? We host 
>>> both Windows & Linux servers, and I'm not too worried about the Linux 
>>> servers, but Windows needs a lot of extra protection.
>> ssshhh!!!  Don't tell Trend Micro you are scanning for viruses at the 
>> gateway ... they don't like that term :-D
>> http://www.vnunet.com/vnunet/news/2219926/breakthrough-trend-micro-patent-barracuda 
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>> _______________________________________________
> Are you saying I'm not allowed todo this, and will be violating a patent 
> right for building my own network level virus scanner / anti-virus gateway?
No... He is saying that Trend Micro won't like it, and will sue you for 
millions of dollars and your first born child!  ;-P

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You hope everybody uses it, and
you notice quickly if they don't!!!!

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