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Old 02-12-2003, 10:08 AM   #1
Paul56
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Smile Antivirus for Linux?


I have just installed RedHat Linux 8.0 as a dual-boot with Win2K Pro in the other partition... enjoying my Linux experience so far!

Under Win2K I run a firewall and antivirus software. No need for the firewall under RedHat but I am wondering about antivirus software... is it necessary? ...and if so what is a good antivirus program that will work with RedHat Linux 8.0?
 
Old 02-12-2003, 10:29 AM   #2
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Surely you mean the other way round, there is not so much a need for antivirus software but there is for a decent firewall. You can get antivirus software for linux but due to linux file structure it is harder for virus's to affect a machine running linux. A good firewall is however needed, you could always configure Ipchains in RH8. However, if you have a number of mates who are running windows and you receive an infected email which you forward to them they are not going to thank you for it if it ruins their system.

atko

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Old 02-12-2003, 11:21 AM   #3
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Guard Dog is a nice easy free configurable firewall. And I've just read on a different post that F-Prot is free.....

Long live open source!
 
Old 02-12-2003, 01:41 PM   #4
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I use clamscan -it's nice and fast.
 
Old 02-12-2003, 01:55 PM   #5
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There's also F-Prot for Linux ... it's not GPL'ed but
free for non-commercial use :)

Comes with a shell-script (put that in a cron
job!) to get new virus-definitions...

Cheers,
Tink
 
Old 02-12-2003, 08:00 PM   #6
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shorewall is a nice firewall for linux.

rav antivirus for linux works. it's used for mailservers mostly. it's proprietary, haven't checked the price lately. bought mine for $30 and you can update as much as you want. they do have a trial edition, full edition that has a 30 day trial.
 
Old 02-12-2003, 08:09 PM   #7
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You will probably only need a virus scanner if you are serving Windows boxes with it.

See The Linux Virus Writing HOWTO.

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Old 02-13-2003, 12:51 AM   #8
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I use f-prot on my linux box not realy for my protection but you can scan the windows boxs on your network. One problem I have with windows virus scan solutions is that your trying to scan a possably infected box from a possably infected box so some virus hide themselves. Recently someone sent my G/F 57 viruses lmao She has Norton 2002 and it was updated but a lot of them got thru. Norton was just overwelmed! I was able to clean up her windows box easy with f-prot.
 
Old 02-16-2003, 01:28 PM   #9
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shorewall - HELP!

Hi,
Please, help! I am puzzled with configuring of shorwall.
I do not have a server (yet). My Linux is a mere workstation.
I need a firewall because I connect to the Internet to maintain my big website and check e-mail.
However if I leave the shorewall enabled, I can not connect anywhere.
What to do?
Rgds.
 
Old 02-16-2003, 03:28 PM   #10
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Re: shorewall - HELP!

Quote:
Originally posted by linuxfond
Hi,
Please, help! I am puzzled with configuring of shorwall.
I do not have a server (yet). My Linux is a mere workstation.
I need a firewall because I connect to the Internet to maintain my big website and check e-mail.
However if I leave the shorewall enabled, I can not connect anywhere.
What to do?
Rgds.
A quick search would have solved this.
Shorewall does not work out of the box, but is not hard to setup the rules.
see:
http://www.shorewall.net/standalone.htm
http://shorewall.sourceforge.net/1.2...tart_guide.htm
http://www.shorewall.net/shorewall_setup_guide.htm
 
Old 02-16-2003, 04:15 PM   #11
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Just tried the Linux f-prot.
Seems to work nicely.

Last edited by 2damncommon; 02-16-2003 at 04:21 PM.
 
Old 02-16-2003, 04:21 PM   #12
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Quote:
Originally posted by 2damncommon
One day you plant a seed. A tree grows.
One guy takes credit because he picks the fruit from the tree.
Another guy blames you because the roots are ruining his sidewalk.
Such is life.

Is interesting to hear from the legend on the heels of this minor fiasco.

Good Luck with the new venture.
 
Old 02-16-2003, 04:23 PM   #13
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Dang, you caught me posting to the wrong thread...
 
Old 02-16-2003, 04:27 PM   #14
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This is a great example of why a delete post is needed on this board if not a delete thread.
 
Old 02-16-2003, 04:29 PM   #15
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Maybe I'm supposed to get it right the first time.
 
  


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