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Old 02-15-2008, 01:50 AM   #1
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Question real time anti virus monitor for linux server


i'm setting up a network which has a linux fileserver between my broadband router and the rest of my network, my router has a firewall but tis stoopid and sux, i want to run a windows MMORPG system on that network but don't want to waste my precious gaming resources on an anti virus system for that computer, this is the only win PC on the network and i was wondering if there were any anti-viral combing software that i could put on my ubuntu file server to get rid of the constant onslaught of viruses on the net.

as everyone knows, your network is only as secure as your weakest link and i really hate windows for anything other than gaming so any help would be good
 
Old 02-15-2008, 05:51 AM   #2
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Are you trying to say that searching LQ and using your favourite searchengine to search the 'net didn't turn up *any* references to GNU/Linux and AV SW?
 
Old 02-16-2008, 07:47 AM   #3
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yes it did but, i really didn't find the info i was looking for so i asked, if you did a search and found the answer, rather than be a smart alleck you could give me the link :-)
 
Old 02-16-2008, 08:09 AM   #4
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i really didn't find the info i was looking for
So what are your exact specs then? I mean the only selection terms I can see are "GNU/Linux" plus "file server". Most AV vendors that support GNU/Linux have products that fit the bill and ClamAV isn't bound by any type of machine or purpose either.
 
Old 02-16-2008, 10:28 AM   #5
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i'm using a p3 with ubuntu 7.10 as my server with a 40gb hdd and will eventually have 2 NIC's one atheros wireless pci card and a realtech 10/100 ethernet pci card, clam av doesn't have a rts though does it?
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i was wondering if there were any anti-viral combing software that i could put on my ubuntu file server to get rid of the constant onslaught of viruses on the net.

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Old 02-16-2008, 10:38 AM   #6
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i'm looking for an application that scans all the incoming trafic on all ports and removes malicous software from the stream of data
 
Old 02-17-2008, 10:20 AM   #7
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OK. Looks more like you're looking for something like http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...83#post2390183
If ClamAV is not your cup of $BREW check out commercial vendor offerings for GNU/Linux gateway filtering solutions. Using commercial AV SW is the equivalent of accepting one of the nine rings: acknowledging their reign which is similar to an authoritarian system of government under absolute control of a single person and legitimising their right to take your money and offer nearly nothing in return (read the EULA). Also please note that for questions about installation and configuration of SW you best create a new thread in the appropriate forum like Linux Software.
 
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hi 1873,

actually - you can reducing the chance of being infected by virus using iptables (firewall), and surf only known good sites.

it doesnt cost you anything - but well enough to give you protection.

iptables -i <WAN> -m state ! --state RELATED,ESTABLISHED -j DROP ---> can help you filter unwanted traffic including virus spread unless you allow the virus to come inside.

and using ClamAV wont hurt

HTH.
 
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thanks for that good bit of info
 
  


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