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Re: [suse-security] Samba-vscan experience
  • From: Rainer Link <link@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 24 Sep 2003 19:06:04 +0200
  • Message-id: <3F71CEFC.6050807@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

Fabiano Felix wrote:

Hi Felix,

as I'm the author bear in mind I'm biased ;)

I want to use the samba-vscan module in a productivity environment, and
I want to know that if someone have experience in this use? What's
problems may be presented? There is some restriction about preformance?

Actually, samba-vscan has been only tested in a smaller workgroup environment by me.

The performance impact varies and could be very huge, depending on the used virus scanner and files (~ types / sizes). You might have a look
at for some performance testings and figures.

It's trustworthy?

Hum, what's your definition of trustworthy here? Do you trust me? Do you trust open source? Or commercial, closed sources anti-virus products? :-)

I apreciate some user's story...

Hum, I'm only aware of

Once in a while I receive positive feedback from people, who use it a small to mid-size environment.

Some negative reports are
- slowdown is just too big with larger MS Access databases (as the whole file has to be scanned)
- transfering 1 GB of data via ICAP over wire is (obviously) just too slow

- kernel-based like using Dazuko or closed sources ones like Trend Micros ServerProtect (not yet available for SuSE Linux).
- F-Prot using the library wrapper technique - drawback: can not by design scan files which are put on share

I use the SLES8 version (I believe that is better to make a package

I would recommend 0.3.4

Or, in short: try it and report the results back to us/me.


best regards,
Rainer Link

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