Postfix anti-antivirus (was Re: [linux-elitists] procmail recipe for mydoom?)

Mon Feb 2 04:20:47 PST 2004

> It also adds to the global bounce-to-forged-addresses fuckage, and makes
> baby Jesus cry. I don't need any more clue from clueless drones who
> bounce viral and wormal mail.

I don't like making baby Jesus cry.  My AV scanner rejects the virused mail 
on incoming SMTP instead of bouncing it.

Too bad Rav got bought out my MS.  I have been hearing very good things 
about CLAMAV but I am leery of configuring my mail system around something 
that requires fast updates and damn near perpetual monitoring (i.e. 
up-to-date virus signatures) but has no revenue stream to keep those doing 
it interested.

And yes, I do realize how ironic that is, considering all my servers run 
free/open-source software.  Am I wrong in feeling that virus scanning 
doesn't quite fit in to that philosophy?


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