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  1. #1
    Mark Teigen
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    Security

    Team,
    I'm new to Linux. I'm using Fedora Core.
    I'm in the process of setting up a server for the Slimserver and my web
    page.
    I have been following the thread on Raid and Backups. Thanks for the Great
    info. You have convinced me to use DVD's for backup.

    The question I have is on software. For backups I know you can use command
    line programs already in the installation. What are you using for virus
    software?


    Thanks again for all the great info and learning experience.

  2. #2
    Jack Coates
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    Security

    Mark Teigen wrote:
    > Team,
    > I'm new to Linux. I'm using Fedora Core.
    > I'm in the process of setting up a server for the Slimserver and my web
    > page.
    > I have been following the thread on Raid and Backups. Thanks for the Great
    > info. You have convinced me to use DVD's for backup.
    >
    > The question I have is on software. For backups I know you can use command
    > line programs already in the installation. What are you using for virus
    > software?
    >
    >


    Linux viruses and worms are highly rare... the last one that I remember
    even hearing about is Li0n, which attacked BIND named and hit something
    like 2 or 3 percent of the Internet-connected Linux systems. One could
    argue the reasons, but the end result is that if you keep your systems
    up to date and set things up properly, you'll be fine.

    There are some very good antivirus systems that run on Linux for the
    purpose of protecting Windows systems... amavis and sophos are names to
    look for.

    --
    Jack at Monkeynoodle dot Org: It's a Scientific Venture...
    Riding the Emergency Third Rail Power Trip since 1996!

  3. #3
    Dave Dewey
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    Security

    Quoting Jack Coates (jack (AT) monkeynoodle (DOT) org):

    > There are some very good antivirus systems that run on Linux for the
    > purpose of protecting Windows systems... amavis and sophos are names to
    > look for.


    Amavis isn't an ant-virus program. It's a piece of software that manages
    the scanning of mail for spam and viruses, but it has to use external virus
    checkers and spam checkers for that.

    Sophos is very good but not free.
    http://www.sophos.com
    ClamAV is very good and free.
    http://www.clamav.net

    There are a bunch of others that run or can be made to run under linux, like
    F-Prot, Symantec, McAfee etc.

    The combination of Amavisd-new, postfix, spamassasin and clamav are pretty
    much unbeatable for email security, but they are not easy to setup and are
    primarily designed for those running their own mailserver.

    For just scanning for viruses, clamav is great and there is pretty good
    step-by-step documentation for setting it up on the Clamav website.

    dave

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