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    Default Antivirus for my OpenSuSE 11.1 server?

    I have a web/db server running OpenSuSE 11.1, Apache 2.0, and MySQL 5.0.

    What would be a good and free antivirus solution for it? I don't mind whether it's installed or runs from a website similar to housecall.trendmicro.com as long as it's decent.

    Any ideas?

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    Default Re: Antivirus for my OpenSuSE 11.1 server?

    abacabb wrote:
    > Any ideas?



    what are you trying to accomplish?

    that is, are running a mail server on the box and you want to clean
    infected mail prior to sending it on to ms-windows users?

    i mean, if you are just running a box with apache serving up http, you
    don't need an anti-virus anything, you just need to secure the server
    itself from hacking in, and root kits..

    tell us more, please

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    Carlos E. R. NNTP User

    Default Re: Antivirus for my OpenSuSE 11.1 server?

    On 2010-08-29 21:06, abacabb wrote:
    >
    > I have a web/db server running OpenSuSE 11.1, Apache 2.0, and MySQL
    > 5.0.
    >
    > What would be a good and free antivirus solution for it? I don't mind
    > whether it's installed or runs from a website similar to
    > housecall.trendmicro.com as long as it's decent.


    You do not need it.

    If you had a mail server, or a file server, then perhaps. With windows clients, yes. For the
    services you are using, no.

    Otherwise, specify your needs.

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    Cheers / Saludos,

    Carlos E. R.
    (from 11.2 x86_64 "Emerald" GM (Elessar))

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    Default Re: Antivirus for my OpenSuSE 11.1 server?

    Just using Apache and mysql. I wanted to prevent someone from being able to upload a virus of any kind.

    What would be the best way of protecting against root kits? And is there a way to scan the machine prior to implementing a solution?

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    Carlos E. R. NNTP User

    Default Re: Antivirus for my OpenSuSE 11.1 server?

    On 2010-08-31 02:06, abacabb wrote:
    >
    > Just using Apache and mysql. I wanted to prevent someone from being able
    > to upload a virus of any kind.


    Well, then you have to catch every thing as it is uploaded and scan it, with script or code. Depends
    on how exactly the uploads are done.

    As for the antivirus themselves, in the distro there is clamav (opensource), and antivir, closed
    source but free for some uses.

    >
    > What would be the best way of protecting against root kits?


    Keep the machine updated, track the security mail lists and other sources of knowledge.

    > And is
    > there a way to scan the machine prior to implementing a solution?


    There is a tool that registers checksums of many files, in an external disk, and is later used to
    check what has been modified; it requires the machine to be booted from external, ro, media, too.

    There is also a cron job that does something similar and mails a report periodically.

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    Cheers / Saludos,

    Carlos E. R.
    (from 11.2 x86_64 "Emerald" GM (Elessar))

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