[Dshield] Slightly OT

John Hardin johnh at aproposretail.com
Thu Nov 29 16:59:58 GMT 2001


On Thu, 2001-11-29 at 04:55, Graham Dodd wrote:
> I would appreciate comments and suggestions on the following:
> 
> I am going to setup virus scanning on the mail server (Linux), but I'm not
> sure about the pro's and con's of the two general options. I can setup an
> SMTP Store-Forward with a scan before forwarding, or modify Sendmail.cf to
> run a scan in "realtime" before delivering the mail.
> 
> Any thoughts on the good or bad points of these 2 options ?

You might also want to consider this as an alternative to
signature-based A/V tools for email:

 http://www.impsec.org/email-tools/procmail-security.html

It has blocked all of the recent worms, well before commercial AV
vendors had signatures available.

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John Hardin                                   <johnh at aproposretail.com>
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Apropos Retail Management Systems, Inc.             fax: (425) 672-0192




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