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    virus scanner on linux


    hi

    should I install virus scanner on my linux server, except mail server
    or should forget this at the moment ?

    the whole mail traffic will be scanned already.

    I patch my debian server with security updates regularly.

    how do you protect your linux machines ?

    greetings
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    check this Short Security Guide.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cc View Post
    hi

    should I install virus scanner on my linux server, except mail server
    or should forget this at the moment ?
    If your server will be handling traffic for Microsoft Windows machines, it would be useful to install a virus scanner in order to keep from propagating virus code that is harmless to Linux but not to your Windows clients. Off the top of my head I can think of F-Prot, ClamAV, and Kaspersky. I'm sure there are more out there.

    I patch my debian server with security updates regularly.

    how do you protect your linux machines ?
    You've answered your own question there. Keep the security updates current and maybe put up a decent firewall. There aren't a lot of virus threats out there for Linux right now so it's not so much a priority unless you plan on routing traffic to machines running Microsoft Windows.
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