[Snort-users] Anti Virus on Linux?

Bob McClure Jr robertmcclure at ...741...
Mon Jan 27 10:57:03 EST 2003

On Mon, Jan 27, 2003 at 12:32:13PM -0600, Bob McDowell wrote:
> This isn't exactly confined to snort, but what do you guys run for AntiVirus
> on your Linux-based snort boxes?  I understand that there are some 'free for
> non-commercial use' options out there, but I'm looking for a good commercial
> product - if there is one.  If not, anything is better than nothing.  Isn't
> it?  Unless of course there is some reason not to run AV on a snort box...
> Bob McDowell
> IS Specialist
> Cox HealthPlans, LLC
> 417.269.2848

Well, Linux, as such, doesn't need AV protection because it's pretty
much immune.  But if you're running a mail server for Windoze boxes,
you can use ClamAntiVirus,


(it's GPLed) along with a Perl script and procmail.  I set up such a
thing for my local ISP, and it catches all incoming viruses.  Outgoing
isn't covered, but I figure if you catch it coming in the door, you
don't have to worry much about it going out the door.

Bob McClure, Jr.             Bobcat Open Systems, Inc.
robertmcclure at ...741...  http://www.cumbytel.com/~bobcatos/
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