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Old 11-27-2006, 10:41 PM   #1
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Antivirus for Databases on Linux

Hi there..

I am looking if anyone around here is using some Antivirus for Linux with DBs such as Oracle.

I know that any general antivirus for Linux will help to scan the config files for Oracle on ext2/ext3/reiserfs filesystems but it won't have support for RAW/ASM filesystems

Still looking for any experiences...

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And precisely how will a rogue program (a "virus") manage to get itself into the position to be able to modify any of those files? Or, perhaps, even to see them or know that they exist? hmmmm?

Answer: it won't.

access denied. Game Over.

There's one, and only one, reason why Windows systems have "anti-virus" software. It's because everyone and his grandmother (literally) runs as an all-powerful Administrator. There's not a shred of file-protection to be found anywhere... that is to say, no protection that is turned on! Marvelous locking-mechanisms are available, but they are not activated. Why? I have no idea, but it is so.

In Linux and OS/X installations, by default the file-protection is turned-on. System files cannot be modified by ordinary users. It makes all the difference in the world: the door is locked.

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Old 11-28-2006, 11:43 PM   #3
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I agree on that.
Also I think any Antivirus avaible on Linux won't be able to scan files on filesystems such as ASM,VxFS.


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