Feature changed by: Karl Cheng (qantas94heavy)
Feature #309381, revision 11
Title: antivirus configurator and security center applet
- Hackweek V: Unconfirmed
+ Hackweek V: Rejected by Karl Cheng (qantas94heavy)
+ reject reason: Not done for Hackweek V.
openSUSE-11.3: Rejected by Stephan Kulow (coolo)
reject date: 2010-08-31 10:10:04
reject reason: too late and no interest
- openSUSE-11.4: Unconfirmed
+ openSUSE-11.4: Rejected by Karl Cheng (qantas94heavy)
+ reject reason: Not done for openSUSE 11.4.
+ openSUSE Distribution: Rejected by Karl Cheng (qantas94heavy)
+ reject reason: AV on Linux is usually designed for scanning emails and
+ the like, rather than for protecting end user PCs.
+ For things like rkhunter, because of their design, they will throw
+ numerous false positives which are not easy to handle for end users.
+ Requester: Desirable
Requested by: Marcin Derlukiewicz (bober10)
Partner organization: openSUSE.org
Antivirus configurator on yast2 security panel right next to the
It should allow to configure several engines and allow to set automatic
scans, updates, launch scans for defined folders etc.
It should also provide some easy autoconfigurator for apparmor as a
That is also easy for beginners.
#1: Richard Colvin (allianux) (2010-09-25 15:29:11)
It would be nice to have YAST manage the AntiVirus protection as a
frontend with say CLAM AntiVirus as a backend. It could also be
another AV backend?
As for a frontend to CLAM AV, the KLAM AV is reliant on KDElib3
packages which is not a great thing when using KDE-4 or GNOME etc (yes
there is CLAM TK and others) Could this YAST module also not be linked
into APPARMOUR? Not sure, just a thought?
As linux and Opensuse become more widely used the threat of viruses
will only increase and we should not be caught out. OpenSUSE should
have a policy and means of dealing with this.
Or are we already 100% ready on the AV front and I'm just ignorant?
#2: Hans de Raad (hcderaad) (2011-03-25 12:23:55)
Imho, this kind of configuration module in Yast would be very useful.
Especially if combined with multiple threatmanagementapplications, like
fail2ban, rkhunter, clamav, amavisd, apparmor, selinux, firewall, etc,
Most of the current applications (KlamAV, ClamTk) are aimed at the end-
user, a systemwide configurator would really be very desirable.