F-prot says I need the mail server license

Plant, Dean dean.plant at ROKE.CO.UK
Fri Jun 6 10:07:58 IST 2003

Thanks to everyone who replied regarding F-Prot. I have emailed F-prot again to specify that I only need the command line scanner to scan files and I wait to hear their response.

Dean Plant

-----Original Message-----
From: Julian Field [mailto:mailscanner at ECS.SOTON.AC.UK]
Sent: 05 June 2003 20:17
Subject: Re: F-prot says I need the mail server license

I can only really add 1 comment this discussion.

I have read their software licence very carefully. They completely fail to 
define the terms "workstation", "server" and "mail server". You only need 
the facilities provided by the "workstation" version. So you should be able 
to buy the "workstation" version and, as far as I can see, they haven't got 
a leg to stand on.

My only concern is that if everyone buys the "workstation" version they 
might go bankrupt, which would be a loss for everyone.

At 17:23 05/06/2003, you wrote:
>On 5 Jun 2003 at 16:40, Plant, Dean wrote:
> > F-prot have advised me that I will need to use the mail server pricing
> > model for use with Mailscanner which means I will have to look at
> > other virus scanners.
>Looking at the message that you sent to them that might not necessarily be 
>the case.
>They might have got the wrong idea.
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: Plant, Dean [mailto:dean.plant at roke.co.uk]
> > > Sent: 4. júní 2003 10:47
> > > To: 'sales at f-prot.com'
> > > Subject: FW: FRISK-S-20030530-0027 (f-prot for Linux)
> > >
> > > I have a Linux file server that acts as a mail proxy and I would
> > > like to
> > use f-prot to
> > > scan mail passing through the proxy (There are no mailboxes on the
> > server). Will
> > > the F-Prot Antivirus for Linux File Servers license allow this.
> > >
>You've not really stated that you have an existing product that just needs 
>the command
>line version to perform virus scanning. Given this e-mail your typical 
>salesperson might
>just assume you want a fully blown virus scanning smtp gateway and that's what
>they've recommended.
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Julian Field
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