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Old 04-06-2009, 02:52 AM   #1
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Smile Linux based AntiVirus Server & Client.


Warm regards from Nishith Vyas.

I am working as a Linux System Administrator,having 5 years of overall IT experience.

Now, I would like to install Linux based AntiVirus Server with Windows Clients. As per the existing setup, all Windows machines are using "demo" or "evaluation" copy of antivirus & all antivirus softwares are not same on all windows computers.

Someone is using Trend-Micro ,other is using Avast.....etc etc....

Due to above listed problem,i want to implement Linux Based Free AntiVirus Server,which will be connected directly on the internet. The Linux AntiVirus server will updated it's database from Internet automatically.

Inside the Linux Server,all Windows PC's are connected in a same Local Area Connection. All windows XP computers will fetch the updated data from the Anti Virus Server.

Also,i am searching MAIL RESPONDER OR POP UP Windows,when any virus found on any client machine.

My company needs Cost Effective solution & Linux is the best solution for this.

Please let me know if anyone has implemented this type of technology.

Advance Thanks,
Nishith Vyas.
 
Old 04-06-2009, 03:09 AM   #2
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Hi Nishith,
This link may be of use to you.
http://ubuntulinuxhelp.com/create-a-...-brief-how-to/
It is based on the Clam AV system. You can get information about Clam here:
http://www.clamav.net/
cheers,
jdk
 
Old 04-06-2009, 03:30 AM   #3
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Check this link

Ello ,

check this link.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...iruses-715409/
 
Old 04-06-2009, 03:31 AM   #4
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I don;t need any Anti Virus solution for EMail Server. All my Windows XP clients are using Web based mail like gmail,yahoo to check their mails.

I need a solution only for Linux Server & Windows XP Clients.Many corporate editions are available like

"Trend Micro" antivirus server with client.I have seen some offices,using Trend Micro AntiVirus Server installed on Windows 2003 Ent.Server OS & all LAN connected windows Xp clients are using same Trend Micro Client software edition. You need to purchase Trend Micro Server & number of client licenses from the company.

The function is same.Just I want free / open source anti virus server & client software.I don't want to pay for this implementation,except box pack computers....

Please Help.
 
Old 04-06-2009, 06:24 AM   #5
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Question ClamAV Server-Client Technology.

Does ClamAV priovide us Server-Client technology?

I mean to say Is it possible to create ClamAV Server,which is connected directly with internet & "Clamav Client installer for windows XP" that will fetch updates & latest plugins from "ClamAV Server"?

Please Respond.
 
Old 04-06-2009, 11:17 PM   #6
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Does ClamAV priovide us Server-Client technology?

I mean to say Is it possible to create ClamAV Server,which is connected directly with internet & "Clamav Client installer for windows XP" that will fetch updates & latest plugins from "ClamAV Server"?

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I couldn't say. I don't use it. Wouldn't it make sense to visit their site at the link I provided and find out? If it's not clear on their site then I'm sure there is a "contact" link and you can ask them directly.
cheers,
jdk
 
Old 04-07-2009, 01:23 AM   #7
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A lot of antiviruses update using simple files, which could be easily downloaded.
So, it might be useful to keep a mirror of an official dir tree on your Linux box and update it using wget or rsync from crontab. Thus, you don't need to run antivirus on the server side.
 
Old 04-08-2009, 12:38 AM   #8
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A lot of antiviruses update using simple files, which could be easily downloaded.
So, it might be useful to keep a mirror of an official dir tree on your Linux box and update it using wget or rsync from crontab. Thus, you don't need to run antivirus on the server side.
Hello,

I am not getting your answer.Please tell me in brief.
 
Old 04-08-2009, 06:00 AM   #9
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Hello,

I am not getting your answer.Please tell me in brief.
Well, there is, for example, Kaspersky Antivirus, which can be updated from any URL you want. So, you can create a mirror of ftp://ftp.kaspersky.ru/bases/ on your local server and update it, say, every one hour.
Then, share it with FTP or SMB and all your hosts can take updates from your local Linux server. There you do not need to have this antivirus started on you server.
Certainly, this method is acceptable for updates only. It won't work for mailserver or fileserver.
But there's email notification implemented.

I use this example just because my company uses it and I know for sure how it works.

However, as soon as this software is not free, you can choose similar one. I'm not sure, but I suppose Clam AV can do almost the same.
 
  


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