MailScanner 101, take two.

Peter Bonivart peter at UCGBOOK.COM
Thu Jul 3 18:21:10 IST 2003

For AV you could always use ClamAV that is completely free. Recent posts
on the list has it that CA eTrust is legit to run with a $28 workstation
license. That might also be interesting.

ClamAV scans faster than F-Prot in my tests. It's also covered by
MailScanners signature-updating script but you should update the program
from time to time. But you can forget about the check instead! :)

Check this for more info:

/Peter Bonivart

--Unix lovers do it in the Sun

Kevin Miller wrote:

> For the antivirus I got a copy of F-Prot, but then they changed the license.
> Aargh.  A grand more to do the same thing.  So I'm looking at a different
> antivirus solution now, probably RAV.  I don't mind paying for
> support/updates and I thought the original $300 F-prot cost was quite
> reasonable, but the new scheme isn't exactly competitive.  Does RAV auto
> update both the signatures and the program?  I want something I can put in
> and ignore until it's time to send 'em another check in a year.  A friend is
> using Sophos, and he says he has to put in a new user license quarterly or
> some such.  Life's too short for that.  All the docs seem to refer to
> installing Sophos as a step however.  Can I presume that I can substitute
> whatever flavor of antivirus there and *not* have to install Sophos?

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