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Old 10-20-2010, 10:28 AM   #1
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kaspersky rescue disk 10 pppoe support


hey, as you might know kaspersky now has a rescue disk solution (http://support.kaspersky.com/viruses/rescuedisk?level=2).

i've downloaded and tried it today, apparently it runs under a somewhat modified gentoo linux. thing is i have a pppoe connection to the internet and i would like to add pppoe support to this rescue disk so i can update kaspersky if i ever need it.

i'm somewhat new at working with linux but as i understand to connect via a pppoe connection you need a kernel module and a pppoe package, so i've checked and indeed the rescue disk has a pppoe kernel module (i used modprobe pppoe to start it and then with lsmod | grep pppoe it showed the module) but i can't find any pppoe related binaries.

so i looked around and found ftp://ftp.samba.org/pub/ppp/ but the problem is i can't add it. (btw the rescue disk dons't have portage). i've downloaded ppp-2.4.5.tar.gz, unpack it, ran ./configre after it finished i tried to run "make" but it says bash:make: command not found and i'm sort of stuck here.

i haven't compiled from source before but the readme said to follow those steps, i asumed that maybe the compilation process is different in gentoo but found a few forums with people discussing aspects of compiling stuff in gentoo and they did use the make command after running the configuration script. so i'm guessing the reason it dosn't work on the kaspersky rescue disk is because it's missing, and if thats the case i don't know how to add it.

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Old 10-21-2010, 02:27 AM   #2
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I guess the disk is probably stripped down and it doesn't contain even a toolchain (the compiler plus a few basic tools -just like "make"- that you will need to compile any software).

Provided that kaspersky doesn't provide a proper "source" livecd that you can modify you are probably better starting from scratch. Gentoo provides a tool called "Catalyst" aimed to create Gentoo-based livecds.
 
Old 10-21-2010, 02:58 PM   #3
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no, there's no toolchain (didn't know it was called that) also the file system is read only, i'm guessing by design. problem with starting from scratch tho is that i don't think they have the version of kaspersky that is in the live cd available anywhere else. i mean, i know there is a version that runs under linux but as far as i know that one is targeted at linux systems and viruses, trojans, worsm etc that might affect linux systems, the one on the live cd works under linux but is targeted at windows systems.
wonder if there's any way of extracting the files that make the program up and then try to re-deploy them in a custom linux build, gentoo for compatibility since they would already be compiled. anyways, that far surpasses my linux knowledge, also i could just make a suggestion on the kaspersky forums, who knows, they might take it into consideration for future builds.
 
Old 10-22-2010, 02:16 AM   #4
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no, there's no toolchain (didn't know it was called that) also the file system is read only, i'm guessing by design. problem with starting from scratch tho is that i don't think they have the version of kaspersky that is in the live cd available anywhere else. i mean, i know there is a version that runs under linux but as far as i know that one is targeted at linux systems and viruses, trojans, worsm etc that might affect linux systems, the one on the live cd works under linux but is targeted at windows systems.
That'd be quite strange. An AV/heuristic engine is just a program that searches for patterns, it (the algorithm) shouldn't really depend on a concrete OS. As for the virus database, well, it would be strange as well that it's aimed to a concrete OS. After all, there's really not a big number of viruses that target Linux... So, no matter what AV software you use, and it doesn't matter the OS you use either. Most of the virus in its database will always be viruses for Windows, because 99% of the Viruses in the world are targeted against that concrete OS.

As an example, ClamAV (the most famous Linux AV software) is often used in Linux servers as a way to clean mails that are targeted to Windows machines.
 
  


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