External virus scanners

Julian Field MailScanner at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Thu Mar 3 09:42:16 GMT 2005

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There is a "generic" virus scanner, with which you could implement some
sort of client/server architecture to talk to this other scanner.

Violaine G. wrote:
> Hello you all,
> We are currently playing with MailScanner (Postfix, clamAV and SpamAssassin
> were already up and running, we were only looking for some nice and clever
> glue to link everithing without getting stuck inside the bottle), and I must
> say it is impressive.
> I have one question, though. How is it possible to use virus scanners that
> are running on some OTHER system than the Postfix+MailScanner box ? In one
> environment, we would like to use MailScanner but the target site has
> already bought a virus scanner (poor fellow !), running on a dedicated
> computer, so we would like to "link" MailScanner to this external, on
> another box, virus scanner.

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