Sophos on Solaris/Sparc - V4 or V7?

ccaaarb at ccaaarb at
Thu Jun 2 11:18:44 IST 2011


We still use Sophos v4 on Solaris (and also Linux), and I've also been
wondering about whether we should switch to a later version. A few months
ago I phoned Sophos to ask about support for V4, and they said that they
had no plans to discontinue support for this version. Do later versions work 
with MailScanner, and are there any tips or instructions for installing
V7 ?

On the Linux side, we are having problems installing SophosSAVI on
64-bit machines.

Adrian Barker.


Adrian Barker, 
Internet Technology Section
IS - Datacentre Services
University College London
External phone: +44 20 3108 9875
Internal phone: x 59875
Email: A.Barker at        

 >Hi all,
 >Been out of the loop here for a long time but haven't seen much about
 >Sophos in my archive.
 >We've been using MailScanner for a loooong time on Solaris/Sparc boxes.
 >We've stuck to using version 4 on the "if it ain't broke" principle,
 >doing the manual engine update every month or two. We kind of shied away
 >from using the newer versions maintained by Enterprise Manager which
 >update automagically, just in case something went wrong and wasn't
 >spotted. There doesn't seem to be any mention on the Sophos site of
 >support for this version ending any time soon but my guess is it won't
 >go on for ever...
 >Wondering whether the users of Sophos with MailScanner on this platform
 >are still using V4 like us or have moved to V7 and whether any of the
 >latter (if there are any) have noticed any issues?
 >Thanks & Regards,
 >Martin Sapsed BSc (Hons) MBCS CITP
 >Desktop Support Manager
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Adrian Barker
Internet Technology Section
Information Systems
Information Services Division (ISD)
University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT
External phone: +44 20 7679 5140,  Fax (+44) 20 7388 5406
Internal phone: x 25140
Email: A.Barker at        

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