F-Prot and Mail Scanner

Peter Peters P.G.M.Peters at CIV.UTWENTE.NL
Tue Jun 10 08:30:38 IST 2003

On Mon, 9 Jun 2003 16:43:10 -0700, you wrote:

>I installed F-Prot and MailScanner on an SMTP gateway for a customer. My
>customer tells me that F-Prot is only blocking 10% of the viruses. They
>had 9 messages get passed the F-Prot/MailScanner gateway and 1 message
>was stopped according to the maillog.

Are you sure those messages where send through mailscanner? Isn't
sendmail running besides MS?

>Norton Antivirus on the Exchange server told us about the 9 messages.
>Any ideas? F-Prot is getting the updates based on the Maillog file.

The only time I got Norton to find a virus after getting through MS and
F-prot was when the update script didn't work for a while on one of the
servers. I have seen cases where virusses (from other sources then
through MS) came through Norton on our exchange and weren't detected for
days (on exchange). They were detected by f-prot offcourse because the
exchange servers use our main servers as smarthost. (and smart they are

Peter Peters, senior netwerkbeheerder
Dienst Informatietechnologie, Bibliotheek en Educatie (ITBE)
Universiteit Twente,  Postbus 217,  7500 AE  Enschede
telefoon: 053 - 489 2301, fax: 053 - 489 2383, http://www.utwente.nl/civ

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