MailScanner & F-Secure AV

Peter Bates Peter.Bates at LSHTM.AC.UK
Wed Feb 16 12:59:17 GMT 2005

Hello all...

My licence for F-Prot was/is reaching it's annual renewal time, so I
thought I'd take a quick look at F-Secure.

I have the version for Linux workstations (4.52), and hence the
command-line scanner version.

When I add 'f-secure' to my list of AV scanners and then watch
MailScanner kick  it off, I notice it spawns an 'fsav' process (which I
can see clearly in the f-secure-wrapper), but also a couple of 'fsavd'

I'm also suddenly getting messages like the following in my log:

Feb 16 12:56:59 postbox MailScanner[22349]: Scan ended at Wed Feb 16
12:56:59 2005
Feb 16 12:56:59 postbox MailScanner[22349]: 87 files scanned

... which I presume are coming from F-secure.

Is this normal behaviour? Does the fsav launch the fsavd for
performance reasons, or should fsavd be resident anyway?

Am I just running the wrong version, or making a cheeky assumption I
can get away with the workstation version?

Thanks in advance for any pointers (I've checked the MAQ/FAQ).

Peter Bates, Systems Support Officer, IT Services.
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.
Telephone:0207-958 8353 / Fax: 0207- 636 9838

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